[mythtv-theming] What fonts are guaranteed to be on a Linux box?

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Wed Aug 21 17:09:25 UTC 2013

I am part of the Mythbuntu theme team and am planning to provide a
osd_subtitle.xml in the 0.27 version or earlier to fix some font
issues that exist with the fallback default vesion. Since the theme
does not ship with any fonts I'd like it to be work "out of the box"
as much as possible.

Given the theme's origin and heavy reliance elsewhere I can assume
that the Ubuntu fonts will be available (although I had to install
them on my Linux and Mac frontends given that I don't use
Ubuntu/Mythbuntu myself). What other fonts, however, can I rely on to
be available on a reasonably modern MythTV box? Do distributions ship
with Liberation? Bitstream? DejaVu? Droid? Or is the simplest thing to
have the theme ship with some free fonts?

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | San Francisco

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