[mythtv-theming] What fonts are guaranteed to be on a Linux box?
thomas at mashos.com
Wed Aug 21 19:51:58 UTC 2013
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 08/21/2013 01:20 PM, Thomas Mashos wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Yeechang Lee 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?
> That's definitely the safest approach--it ensures it will work on any
> system, regardless of installed fonts.
> To distribute the font, just put a *.ttf, *.otf, or *.ttc anywhere within
> the theme directory structure. See
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/commits/424598#424598 for more.
>> 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.
> Is it possible (licensing wise, etc.) to ship the Ubuntu font with the
> Mythbuntu theme? If so, that would ensure it works properly on all systems
> without the problems caused by font substitution (where different fonts take
> different amounts of space, so some text gets cut off for some people
> depending on what font they got).
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Yes, I believe it can be
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