Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233194
xine-lib not compiled with Freetype support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:59 EST
This means that xine-lib can't load fonts listed in Fontconfig (such as the
user's Truetype fonts).
You'll probably want to include 2 of the patches at:
Revision 1.85 and 1.86
After playing with a bit with various combinations of --with-freetype,
--with-fontconfig and --enable-antialiasing, my humble opinion is that these
options are not ready for prime time (and I guess upstream agrees as none of
them are enabled by default). I couldn't find a font with which I could get
even acceptably readable subtitles, let alone better looking ones than the
non-freetype ones. Enabling freetype/fontconfig seems to also screw xine-lib so
that the regular non-freetype fonts that come with it can no longer be selected.
The results I got with freetype/fontconfig looked somewhat like as in
http://farragut.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org/articles/2006/9 , but even less pretty.
I still have the updated package in my working dir and can commit it (making
ft/fontconfig build time optional, disabled by default) if there is demand.
I'd vote for staying as close to upstream as possible. If they think it's not
ready to be enabled by default, let's just wait till it's done.
Since I had the changes around already, I added the --with freetype and --with
antialiasing (both disabled by default) build time flags in 1.1.4-4 in devel.