[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r23378 - in trunk/mythtv/themes by danielk

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Mon Feb 1 14:58:19 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 01:22 -0600, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM, <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org> wrote:
>         New Revision: 23378
>         Various fixes to MythCenter and MythCenter-wide to improve
>         readability.

> I'm not sure if you've got a very different setup than mine, but the
> change to Thorndale on MythCenter is a pretty big departure from what
> the theme traditionally has been and also makes the font quite
> unreadable IMO compared to the original.  It's nice to see attention
> to the theme but I just wanted to start the discussion because I've
> been making changes here and there to the non-wide version since it's
> the theme I use and I don't want to be conflicting with the direction.
> It's just it seems this change in font was a big one.  

Yeah, after doing some more research I think that was a mistake.
The original font was Trebuchet and I knew the Liberation fonts
had the same font metrics as the Microsoft fonts starting with the
same letter so I chose Thorndale as the replacement. But according
to http://www.microsoft.com/typography/links/News.aspx?NID=1368
Thorndale is a replacement for Times New Roman, another font
starting with "T". Albany might be a better replacement, it has
the openness of Trebuchet with the font metrics of Arial. But
both Arial and Albany's bold characters are a heavier than the ones
in Trebuchet, so neither is 100% equivalent. A few websites say
Garuda is a Linux equivalent, but to my eyes they look nothing
alike and it appears to be badly hinted for intermediate sizes.

BTW I copied a lot of stuff from the non-wide version as it already
looked a lot better than MythCenter-wide.

> The other tweaks are very nice and if you happen to know, I'd love to
> know how we could get the text of the selected item in the Watch
> Recordings screen to be white like the group is when focus is on it.
> I can't seem to get the buttonlist to do that with the selectbar.

I don't recall the actual change, but I didn't really make that many
changes, so you can probably find it. I just wanted to make it 
visually clear which list you were in. The problem still persists in
the third column of the Program Finder, I just couldn't get it to
highlight the current item there.

-- Daniel

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