[Mplayer-users] Fonts for OSD and subtitles

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Thu Apr 5 19:24:41 CEST 2001


>  how can I make my own fonts for OSD and subtitles ?
> Because I want ISO8859-2 fonts.

1. decide the font size. for example, you want 18 pixel height font.
2. choose a good image manipulator prg, gimp or photoshop
3. make a very big black image canvas
4. write the chars in 5x5 size. for example, to get 18 pixel font,
   you should write 18*5=90 pixel height characters. disable all
5. crop to rigth size (with some pixel margin)
6. duplicate this image. now you have 2 equal image, A and B
7. make some pixel (5-8) thin outline for characters in the A image
8. do gaussian blur filter on the A image
9. now, downscale both images to 20%, and save them.
10. convert them into Alchemy's .RAW file format
11. write the .desc file, read the comments in it for details

Btw I'm planning to write a font generator program, using .TTF file
for input. But I have no time to do it now.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

mailto:arpi at thot.banki.hu

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