Feature Request - Non English Characters

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the_remora Offline
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Hey everyone, I know that I am probably unusual in wanting this feature but my collection has a lot of both Anime and Studio Ghibli movies. The titles of which I like to see in Kanji eg もののけ姫 (Princess Mononoke) and the fonts included with Metropolis don't support the characters. The Airal font however does, to this end I have changed my Font.xml file to add Arial as an option (and still kept the formatting on the weather info in the bottom corner). If possible I would like to see this added to the distribution of Metropolis so I don't have to modify the xml file every time. In the mean time here are the changes I made. It is nearly all taken from the xml for confluence so that might be an issue but the weather section is pulled from the metropolis font.xml. If you want to make these changes yourself drop the following after the </fontset> at the end of the file.

edit: I don't know how to use git (yes I need to learn)

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<fontset id="Arial for non English" unicode="true">
    <!-- Arial Font better for non English -->
         <font>
            <name>font10</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>12</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font12</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>15</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font13</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>18</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font14</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>20</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font16</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>23</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font30</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>28</size>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>fontContextMenu</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>16</size>
        </font>


    <!-- Title Fonts -->
         <font>
            <name>font10_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>10</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font12_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>15</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font13_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>18</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font24_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>22</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font28_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>26</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font30_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>28</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font35_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>33</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
         <font>
            <name>font45caps_title</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>43</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>

         <font>
            <name>font_MainMenu</name>
            <filename>arial.ttf</filename>
            <size>35</size>
            <style>bold</style>
        </font>
        
        <!--
        Font Weather and Time
        -->
         <font>
            <name>METF_WeatherHigh</name>
            <filename>MET_UbuntuRegular.ttf</filename>
            <size>62</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_WeatherLow</name>
            <filename>MET_UbuntuRegular.ttf</filename>
            <size>50</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Temp</name>
            <filename>MET_Myriad.ttf</filename>
            <size>28</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Date</name>
            <filename>MET_FontinSansSmallCaps.ttf</filename>
            <size>30</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_OSDTime</name>
            <filename>MET_Bebas.ttf</filename>
            <size>22</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Temp</name>
            <filename>MET_Myriad.ttf</filename>
            <size>28</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Date</name>
            <filename>MET_FontinSansSmallCaps.ttf</filename>
            <size>30</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Hours</name>
            <filename>MET_Myriad.ttf</filename>
            <size>110</size>
        </font>
        <font>
            <name>METF_Minutes</name>
            <filename>MET_Myriad.ttf</filename>
            <size>48</size>
        </font>
        
    </fontset>
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-04 19:10 by the_remora.)
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the_remora Offline
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Bumping this.
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