[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  
> font.
> 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  
> distinguish.

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.

Best regards,


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