[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4044: OSD fonts badly rendered on a 16:9 HDTV

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Thu Oct 11 17:09:42 UTC 2007

On Thursday 11 October 2007 17:07:24 Simon Kenyon wrote:
> what i really don't understand is why all the OSD themes don't honour
> that setting.

Because the theme designer decided that font A looked better with their design 
than the default fonts offered in the UI (FreeSans, FreeMono). Fonts can have 
a major impact on the look of a theme or the OSD, so you can't blame the 
designer for being very specific in their choices.

We will probably come up with better font integration in the future. Ideally a 
theme should default to using the font the designer intended, but be changed 
in the UI to something different by the user.
Stuart Morgan

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