[vlc-devel] Re: Non-western character encoding
rem at videolan.org
Sun Mar 12 15:21:32 CET 2006
Le Dimanche 12 Mars 2006 14:26, Måns Rullgård a écrit :
> Unfortunately, the Asian scripts all commonly use several encodings.
> Deciding on a single encoding to use would be a mistake.
I don't expect selecting a single encoding to be a good solution. But I
would expect it to be a better solution than what we currently have,
- if the local character encoding is UTF-8, use CP1252,
- if not, use the local character encoding.
The current approach might work almost fine on Windows, but it
definitely sucks on Linux and Mac OS X. What I propose is changing the
single encoding associated with each country to something more likely
to work. It still sucks in Asia, but it sucks way less.
For instance, using Shift-JIS by default in Japan is probably way more
better than EUC-JP (when LANG=ja_JP), or even worst CP1252 (when
I am fully aware it will still break if a Morrocan tries to use French
subtitles, but still.
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