[vlc-devel] [VLC] #3054: Default charset for EPG should be ISO-6937

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Sep 2 13:21:56 CEST 2009

On Wed, 2 Sep 2009 12:01:56 +0200, Marian Ďurkovič <md at bts.sk> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 11:15:37AM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> > Thus we probably need a config option named "Ignore the DVB standard
> and
>> > use xxx charset for EPG". This would be similar to VDR approach:
>> > http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-March/016277.html
>> We tried it for subtitles. Most users did not find the option, and
> assumed
>> "VLC [was] broken". We need to use automated heuristic. There is NO WAY
>> around.
> Well, maybe we can try something with the language tag carried in EIT
> info.
> For example, we can switch the default charset to ISO 8859-1 if we see
> lang=fre tag in EIT data and keep it at ISO 6937 otherwise.

That, or something like the fallback encoding for subtitles, or pass it to
gettext so it can be included in the localization file, yes.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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