[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Enable subtitle support on iOS

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at gmail.com
Sat May 4 17:24:18 CEST 2013

On 04.05.2013, at 15:59, kuang <master at a1983.com.cn> wrote:

>> Quartztext is missing some features for rendering.
> Do you mean Quartztext does not work with embedded fonts? Anyway,
> I think it's much better even in this case, at least we would be able to
> render subtitle in such way.

It's possibly better than no subtitles at all.

However it doesn't support:
- oblique / italic text
- underlined text
- colored text
- mix of different styles in single lines
- text layout

All of this could be fixed by either using the freetype module or writing a new renderer based on CoreText (aka a Cocoa module instead of a CoreFoundation one).

Best regards,


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