Okay, here’s some more current screenshots of the new no-longer-condensed font. Current version 10.0 is on top, new version 10.1-beta is on bottom, and they are all clickable for larger image. You’ll see that the new font is actually smaller in terms of point size but at the same time still thicker in terms of stroke width. I did check this out on my classic “small TV, sitting far away” test, and it still checked out as comfortably readable, so I think it’s close to an even trade. Actually I think the previous size was a little extra large to assist with the DVD format, which used to be more of a thing around here, but the new one works well on DVD downscales too. There are still the font scaling scripts for less common cases where larger or smaller text would be preferable.
The SDH subtitles have also undergone a couple of revisions. I’d initially done them with a black outline and the black background, but that was too distracting. I finally just made the black background a little more opaque and dropped the outline.