[vlc-devel] Re: Non-western character encoding

Pavlov Konstantin thresh at cpms.ru
Mon Mar 13 11:09:19 CET 2006

On Monday 13 March 2006 02:27, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> "Алексеев Валентин А." <v.alekseev at mail.ru> writes:
> > Måns Rullgård writes:
> >> KOI-8 is commonly used for Russian. It might be what Windows uses,
> >> though I'm not sure.
> >
> > Russian version of Windows uses CP1251 encoding. Most Linuxes and
> > BSD flavours use KOI8-R, sometimes UTF-8. Default Mac OS X encoding
> > is MacCyrillic. Even CP866 sometimes still in use.
> Thanks for the info.  Now you left me wondering what MacCyrillic is.

MacOSX uses UTF8, so i suppose VLC shouldn't care about MacCyrillic codepage.

> Is it similar to anything else or did Apple, as usual, feel the need
> to invent something incompatible?
Yeah, like MS with CP1251. 

KOI8-R has some problems, though, but many unix'es here use this codepage as a 
default one.

Pavlov Konstantin,
CPMS Network,
jid: thresh at altlinux.org

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