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Sun May 2 12:38:55 BST 2010
On Saturday 01 May 2010, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> 2010/5/1 Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org>
> > On Friday 30 April 2010, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> > > 2010/4/29 Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org>
> > >
> > > > On April 25, 2010, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> > > > > drawing the text I need to find a way to leave the taskbar
> > > > > background (but this was also the problem before).
> > > >
> > > > looking at the code in Flags, i think i can see the problem:
> > > > you probably just
> > > > need to fill the pixmap first with Qt::transparent so the
> > > > background is, well,
> > > > transparent :) then you can paint the text, flag, etc over top
> > > > of that.
> > >
> > > yep, I found it today and already pushed the code for
> > > transparency The problem with text over the flag is that it's
> > > hard to find the right way to paint readable text with all the
> > > possible flag colors and their combination. So for now it'll be
> > > either text or flag, so far the early feedback was pretty
> > > positive.
> > Drawing a dark outline around white text usually is a good solution
> > for this problem. To get something like an outline which also
> > looks good for small fonts you could draw the text in black, then
> > blur it and then draw the text in white over the blurred black
> > text.
> That's very similar to what was done before, though as flags are
> quite different in size/colors/darkness, the white text was drawn with
> black one shifted 1px for a shadow, plus flags had to be dimmed
> otherwise text was not readable anyway. Even though the final text
> image was more or less readable on most flags it was quite ugly both
> code- and look-wise...
> I'm really starting to like "flag-only"/"text-only" solution better.
You are probably right. Did you think about putting the text into a
tooltip in case of showing the flags only?
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