[mythtv-theming] A new theme on the way...

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Sep 10 14:36:19 UTC 2009

On Sep 10, 2009, at 7:28 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 7:18 AM, Christopher
> Meredith<chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The incredible skinning work done by folks for
>> projects such as XBMC prove that it's just a mater of time before
>> people step up and provide something open to the community.
> Nobody is going to force you to use it.  :)
> You should probably know, however, that *every* acclaimed skin for
> XBMC (Aeon, Aeon Stark, MediaStream, etc) uses proprietary fonts.
> They either include them illegally (Mediastream, original Aeon) or
> have you download them from illicit rapidshare links (Aeon Stark).  So
> in fact, those skins are *not* using any of the "half million free
> fonts..."  Because the truth is, the quality and especially the
> kerning on most free fonts suck.  So my options are leave it to the
> user to procure decent fonts in a legit way, or distribute them
> illegally...

I have to agree here. As a one-time typographer (in the early to  
mid-90's), I never found any free fonts worth their bytes they  
consumed. More recently (in the last several years), I've found  
Bitstream Vera very pleasing and tend to use it as my go-to font when  
a free one is required.

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