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

Marian Ďurkovič md at bts.sk
Tue Sep 15 11:30:16 CEST 2009

On Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:06:37 +0200, jpd wrote
> 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.

Have a look here:


You might perhaps want to add your own opinions to that discussion...

> 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.

EPG is electronic program guide, it conveys info about the currently playing
item and program info for next e.g. 7 days. Support for this was in VLC 0.8.6
already so it's *no way* a new feature. In VLC 1.0 it was disabled only for RTP
network streams due to bugs, which were resolved by courmisch and me. 

Therefore I *strongly* disagree do disable EPG altogether. Conversion from
ISO6937 to UTF-8 is no rocket science, and the routine is based on glibc code.
There's no point in avoiding it, if you don't believe it works, test yourself.

   With kind regards,


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