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

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:05:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net>wrote:

> 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.

Is Arial a no-no from a font standpoint?  Are we basically looking for free
alternatives (which I certainly understand).  At least your change prompted
me to upgrade to the latest SVN so I'll probably take some time soon and
work more on getting some of the other screens updated (proglist mostly
IIRC).  The wide button was a huge fix and I appreciate the work you did to
fix that.  The schedule editor was excessively difficult to use before.

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