[vlc-devel] [vlc] Arabic unicode subtitles improperly displayed
dooooo.thenewbie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 19:43:49 CEST 2008
Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:
> On 8 sep 2008, at 05:06, dooooo wrote:
>> Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> Le dimanche 7 septembre 2008 04:38:17 dooooo, vous avez écrit :
>>>> I can't display Arabic Unicode subtitles properly . In fact this
>>>> is present in mplayer and Xine . The only multimedia framework not
>>>> suffering from this problem is Gstreamer (I tested with 2 players
>>>> Gstreamer as a backend successfully ) .
>>>> Vlc screenshot :
>>>> Totem-gstreamer screenshot :
>>>> I'm attaching a sample subtitle file with this mail to work with
>>>> it If
>>>> needed .
>>> That's a problem with the selected fonts. Go to the preference, and
>>> select a
>>> font that include Arabic characters.
>> Not really .
>> As I mentioned the subtitle is Unicode and all mainstream fonts are
>> Unicode-compatible .
> This does not mean such a font has all the characters supported by
>> Anyway , I tried the same font I use in Totem-gstreamer and the result
>> didn't change .
> Totem may be using fontconfig to automatically fall back on another
> font that does have arabic glyphs.
>> I investigated the issue ( under Debian at least) before I reported
>> It .
>> I attached a sample subtitle in the previous e-mail . Try It (in a
>> environment) and tell me If you had luck ( A screenshot will
>> convince me) .
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Thank you for your reply .
I understand now that the problem is not in detecting the right encoding
and that vlc doesn't use fontconfig .
The thing is , I tried my favorite font Nazli (the one used in Totem)
from 'Farsiweb' . I tried fonts from 'Freefarsi' , 'Arabeyes' and 'Kacst' .
So I don't think the problem is Arabic characters missing from the
fonts I choose in vlc .
In fact , I don't know what the problem is .
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