different colors in subtitles

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marcelmax
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different colors in subtitles

Post by marcelmax » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:40 pm

Hi,

we have subtitles for a film with 2 languages and we would like to make the languages visible in the subtitles by color. (Main language white, 2nd language different color) An .ass file with different styles is not supported as I remember. So I tried to edit <font color = #...> in the .srt at the beginning of the lines. Did not work, too.
Any better idea?

Thanks!

Carsten
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Re: different colors in subtitles

Post by Carsten » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm

Don't know about supported color tags in SRT, but it is perfectly okay to have one SRT file per language (100% overlap) in a project and set the color and other aspects per file (incl. vertical spacing, of course :roll: ).

If you have access to the split files, that should be an easy solution. When creating the DCP, DCP-o-matic will merge both SRTs into a single 'proper' XML file with individual color tags:

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carl
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Re: different colors in subtitles

Post by carl » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Carsten's suggestion is probably the neatest solution.

Alternatively, \c in ASS files is supported as of the most recent 2.15.x test versions.

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