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How to change Font size in xine
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Moose On The Loose

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 11:14    Post_subject:  How to change Font size in xine
Sub_title: A "how to" that is sort of a hack.

The issue of the font size in xine has come up many times. After much googling I found no solutions. I figured out a way to get it done.

From within the xine window typing a "g" makes the controls appear and disappear. The controls are what the "skins" specify.

The first step is to install some skins and pick the one that you would like if only it was big enough to read or some other issue.

In the .xine directory, you will find the skins directory. In there is a directory for each skin. Copy one of them into a new one called lets say "MySkin" and
then go into MySkin.

In there there are a huge number of *.png files and a file called SkinConfig.

Do an "open as text" on SkinConfig.

Search for the "font =" lines
Remember what size they say and then
Make them all use a bigger font like this:

 font = -*-*-*-*-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

It is best to increase them all by the same factor like double all font sizes or multiply by 1.5 or the like.

Now go find every line that says "x =" and every "y =" and multiply by the same factor.

Next using "gimp" do an "image scale" on every *.png

In the .xine directory find the "config" and make he change to the "gui.skin:"


If you did it all correctly, when you start xine, you will get your hacked skin and not the one you set it to before.

At some point, after a lot of texting, I may make a pet for a custom skin
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