[mythtv-users] The fonts in mythtvfrontend ...

lee lee at yun.yagibdah.de
Tue Dec 15 12:05:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 08:39:59PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 12/14/2009 08:36 AM, lee wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 01:45:05PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >> Better to look
> >> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions#All_my_fonts_look_like_they_are_the_wrong_sizes.2C_how_can_I_correct_this.3F 
> >> as it gives more background--basically saying, "Unless you've broken
> >> your X configuration, the font sizes are completely determined by the
> >> theme."
> >>     
> > So that means that the themes specify broken font sizes
> No, we can't say that until we've a) verified that your display-related
> settings are correct or (better) b) had independent confirmation from a
> number of other users.

I could provide some screenshots for you to look at.

> problem.  (And the problem /could/ in fact be your eyes--meaning you
> have a different artistic idea of how big the fonts should be from the
> author of the theme.)

Let me put it that way: The fonts could be a lot smaller and still be
perfectly readable. The advantage would be that more information would
be visible --- like the titles of recordings not cut off with "..." in
the list of recordings, or a useful overview when you look at the TV

> >  (probably
> > because they are meant for different displays and using fullscreen
> > only). But there are fonts and font sizes that can be configured in
> > the settings of mythfrontend. Those don't seem to work --- and if they
> > don't, what are they for?
> They're for removal.
> (They apply only to the non-themed Qt widgets--basically the setup pages
> and a couple of dialogs, such as the "Do you really want to exit?" dialog.)

So I would have to create my own theme. Hm. Or is there one for using
mythfrontend on your computer rather than on a TV?

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