teletext aspect ratio

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basco Offline
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hi pvr developers,

is it possible to have an option: "always display teletext as 4:3 aspect ratio" ?
so that when i switch to teletext the aspect ratio is 4:3 fixed and when i exit teletext the aspect ratio is restored or something.
i have a 60" screen and reading teletext is hard because of the 16:9 aspect ratio the spacing between the letters is too large.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-22 13:35 by basco.)
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FernetMenta Offline
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Yes, teletext doesn't look nice. It's on the list of ToDos but there are other tasks with higher priority. Please be patient.
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basco Offline
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thank you for the relpy. i'll be patient Smile
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hacke78 Offline
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@Basco
@FernetMenta

I've submitted a Pull Request to fix the aspect ratio to be 4:3. Please test and comment.
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/1270
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Great! Will do when back from holiday. Might be already merged then Smile
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hacke78 Offline
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(2012-08-10 18:57)FernetMenta Wrote:  Great! Will do when back from holiday. Might be already merged then Smile
Assuming you are back from a great holiday now Smile Could you take a look at the PR, it's not been merged yet?
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basco Offline
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and please do not change the font to that old teletext style font. its terrible.
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hacke78 Offline
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(2012-09-16 15:17)basco Wrote:  and please do not change the font to that old teletext style font. its terrible.
It's not part of the PR and I agree to the "ugly" and retro style, but it is displayed correctly and have the correct/full teletext character set. Been looking all over for GPLed teletext font and this was the best compromise I could come up with. Never mind, this is not related to 4:3 anyways...

Edit: The font thing could maybe be implemented as an selectable option either in the GUI or advancedsettings as "Teletext font: [Standard | Retro]".
(This post was last modified: 2012-09-16 19:00 by hacke78.)
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basco Offline
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Ok i tested it.
It works great.
Is the font selectable already?
I have noticed that the teletext overlay is not centered in the middle of the screen.
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-20 21:13 by basco.)
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basco Offline
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Could you Please change the font?
It scales awfull and it is not smooth.
Please take a look at e.g. a Samsung tv teletext. It uses a very smooth and clearly readable font.
Something like this but then free
http://www.ascendercorp.com/developers/d.../teletext/
(This post was last modified: 2012-11-09 22:51 by basco.)
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