[vlc-devel] [RFC] Removal of text renderer "font-size" variables

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Thu Dec 28 14:46:35 CET 2017


Please kill those.

On Thu, 28 Dec 2017, at 14:41, Francois Cartegnie wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm planning removal of font-size variables, namely:
> - freetype-fontsize
> - freetype-rel-fontsize
> 
> These do not really makes sense and we have "sub-text-scale" as a global
> variable for such purpose.
> 
> * Pixel based font size can't work with HiDPI screens.
> * Local override breaks most style inheritance
> * Newer subtitles formats do not allow extending font size in most
> cases, restricting them to a specified region
> * Breaks complex OSD as well
> * Font scaling will only work for non "region restricted" subtitles
> * This is already disabled for Closed Captions
> 
> If you see any point in still allowing to force a fixed font size
> everywhere, especially in pixels, please raise your hand asap.
> 
> -- 
> Cordialement,
> 
> Fran├žois Cartegnie
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