[vlc-devel] [RFC] Re: commit: Provide local routine for ISO_6937 -> UTF-8 conversions ( Marian ??urkovi?? )

jpd at videolan.org jpd at videolan.org
Tue Sep 15 11:06:37 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 09:40:23AM +0200, Marian ??urkovi?? wrote:
> It's not about "but the bug is elsewhere". Bruno Haible said, libiconv
> has different targets and won't support this (see libiconv/NOTES).

Didn't see that mail. It would perhaps have been prudent to share it.

> I.e. the bug is not elsewhere, the problem is that required conversion
> is simply not available. The options are:
> - include the conversion routine
> - display texts like "Oran?zov?y pomaran?c" in the VLC status line
> - disable EPG
> Which one would you choose?

The first is fine for 1.1, but for 1.0-bugfix not without discussion
here, leaving it the other two.

> Please also note, that EPG passthrough was not available for network
> streaming before DVBlast r14 (and r15 fixed a typo in EIT p/f recognition).
> Moreover, there were also bugs in VLC preventing EPG from being displayed
> - see #3050 and its commits and also commit
> 777c432b72d95bea2d8b8d736d244436c0dbb8b8 
> So before Aug 24-th, the problem was not visible, but that wouldn't be the
> case anymore for VLC 1.0.2

Sounds like EPG (whatever that is, I don't know) ought to stay disabled
for 1.0.2 as it seems a new feature introduced by a dependency, after all.

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