Klaus Schmidinger wrote: > On 06/10/07 17:53, Anssi Hannula wrote: >> Klaus Schmidinger wrote: >>> - Implemented support for Freetype fonts (based on a patch from Alexander >>> Riedel). >>> The font names and sizes can be adjusted in the "Setup/OSD" menu. >>> Note that VDR now requires freetype fonts to be installed in >>> /usr/share/fonts/truetype. >> In my system there is no /usr/share/fonts/truetype, but the TTF fonts >> reside in other subdirectories under /usr/share/fonts. > > Well, it's a real pitty with the various systems putting files > at random places. > > Can't there be a *standard* for things like this?
Well, I guess the "standard" is to put fonts into /usr/share/fonts. >> + strcpy(FontOsd, "arialbd.ttf"); >> + strcpy(FontSml, "arial.ttf"); >> + strcpy(FontFix, "courbd.ttf"); >> >> I'd use some free-as-in-freedom font (Vera?) by default, that are more >> likely installed in systems. > > Those were the ones suggested in Alexander Riedel's original patch. > Which ones would you suggest? Hard to say, it seems the default in my system is to use the DejaVu fonts, but I guess Vera and Luxi are common as well. >> Alternatively, you could use the fontconfig library  for managing >> fonts. This would also allow using using the system default fonts via >> aliases like 'sans-serif' etc, and using a font list instead of having >> to manually write the font filename via OSD. > > You don't have to manually write the font name. > This is a list of strings that contains all the file names found > in /usr/share/fonts/truetype (or wherever your system my have these > files - I guess this will have to become a compile-time switch - <sigh>). > Just use the Left/Right keys to navigate through it. Okay, I missed that one when reading the code. Anyway, many of my fonts are in different subdirectories by the family name (dejavu/ etc), so that would need to handled be as well. >> You can get a quick idea from looking at the patch which added >> fontconfig support for mplayer , though of course you should look in >> fontconfig documentation instead of copying conventions from mplayer :) >> >>  http://fontconfig.org/ >>  >> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-dev-eng/2003-November/022218.html > > I'd like to keep it simple. There's a directory with font file names and these > will be offered in Setup/OSD. -- Anssi Hannula _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr