[vlc-devel] commit: freetype: use a sane default font on OS X, so we don' t have to add ugly hacks to keep it working ( Felix Paul K??hne )
Felix Paul Kühne
fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 16 21:15:58 CEST 2009
Am 16.09.2009 um 20:58 schrieb Georg Seifert:
> I did try some other fonts and found that I can only set the regular
> Lucida Grande Bold is the much better choice in terms of readability.
> <SubtitleText.png> <SubtitleTextBlur.png>
> In difficult conditions the closed shapes of Arial are difficult to
The problem with Lucida is not that I started to dislike it yesterday
evening and removed it. The actual issue is that its path changed from
Leopard to Snow Leopard and we need to use a default font which exists
on all installations of Mac OS X supported by VLC 1.x at the _exactly
same location_. Since quite a few where converted to a different file
format, there isn't too much choice left.
As Arial Black is used by the Quartztext module for 2 or 3 years now,
most users won't see a difference anyway.
Anyway, feel free to suggest other fonts, but Lucida and any of its
derivatives are no option.
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