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Change the rotating font in the iDVD 08 Revolution theme Apps
iDVD 08 has a great theme called Revolution. On a given menu page, the theme shows a picture/movie on a revolving vertical cylinder flanked by rotating text, and a static text element for the title of that menu page. The cool thing is that as you change the title for the menu page, the rotating text updates to match. In addition, Apple allows you to specify not only the text of that title, but also the font and size.

However, the revolving text, while its content changes to reflect any changes you make to the text of the title, does not change to reflect the font you have selected for the title; it always remains Futura. I wanted to use this theme, but wanted the rotating text to reflect the font I used for the title, and which we use for all our corporate needs. After a bit of investigation, I figured it out.

First, open a blank project with the Revolution Theme, change the title to the font you want for the revolving text, save it as a Favorite Theme and quit iDVD. Next, go to ~/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Favorites, select your newly-saved Favorite Theme, Control-click on it, then select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.

In the package, go to Contents/Resources/English.lproj (for a US user), and open the LocalizedThemeDescription.plist. In that plist file, go to the Fonts list and select the item called Title Font. Copy the name parameter and then go to the item called Rotated Text Font. Paste that name into the Rotated Text Font's name parameter, and save the plist.

Now, open up iDVD and select this theme from your Favorites list, and you will see that the font of the rotating text now matches the title font. Obviously, this is not automatic, so for different fonts, you will need to make additional themes.
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