[vlc-devel] Re: Japanese VLC

Sam Hocevar sam at zoy.org
Tue Jan 7 13:22:19 CET 2003

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003, Christophe Massiot wrote:

> As for the subtitle font, could you please tell us what we need to change
> to have it work with Japanese ?

   There is no font, because DVD subtitles are bitmaps. I suspect Bill
is experiencing a consequence of the font rendering routine only using
the luma value of pixels, and not the chroma, thus making subtitles look
translucent. This can be worked around, but at some CPU cost.

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