[mythtv-theming] Theme-provided fonts (was Re: new theme/join the competition)

Michael Lynch lynchmv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 14:32:06 UTC 2010

> So, thanks to Chris Pinkham's finding that Qt supports loading
> application-specific fonts (i.e. fonts not installed on the system), Myth
> now supports loading theme-provided fonts for UI themes.  That means that
> you no longer need to suggest that users install the fonts on their systems
> (though it doesn't hurt if you do suggest installing/they do install them).
> As mentioned in http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/23594, simply ensure
> you place (redistributable) TrueType font (.ttf), OpenType font (.otf), or
> TrueType font collection (.ttc) files anywhere within the theme directory
> structure, specify the font face within the theme XML as before, and the
> fonts will be used--whether they're installed on the system or not. No
> changes to theme files are required.
> Wonder how many messages we'll get from users who never installed the fonts
> for the themes they've been using that, "The text looks different, now."  :)
> Mike

Great work guys, thanks for implementing this!

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