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

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Wed Aug 21 17:20:20 UTC 2013

I'd like to keep the Ubuntu font as the main font being used, I think
it looks great but I'm open to other suggestions as well. If that
doesn't exist on the box, I believe the theme falls back to something
like dejavu or something like that.

I'm not sure what fonts would be guaranteed to be on any linux box.

Thomas Mashos

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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?
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