[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.3

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Mon Jun 11 11:27:57 CEST 2007


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 06/11/2007 10:08 AM, Oleg Roitburd wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, 10. Juni 2007 15:45 schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
> >> VDR developer version 1.5.3 is now available at
> >>
> >>     ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/vdr/Developer/vdr-1.5.3.tar.bz2
> > 
> > Now I'm running this version.
> > And I would say: Converting of EPG to UTF-8 don't work
> > My system has  DVB-T card and I'm receiving only German "ÖRP" 
> > In schedule menuitem I can't see any umlaut or "ß" 
> > $LANG is setting to en_US.UTF-8
> 
> Please check whether the log says that the codeset is "known"
> (should be right after VDR's startup message).
> 
> You may need to set LANG=en_US.utf8 (without the '-').
> Maybe the strings in libsi/si.c should contain the extra '-'s,
> not sure what's best.

$ LC_ALL=en_US.utf8 locale collate-codeset
UTF-8

so the canonical spelling is "UTF-8". As already suggested using
nl_langinfo() instead of manually parsing enviroment variables is
probably the better choice though.

> > For my stable version 1.4.x I'm using UTF patch from Alexander Riedel. As I 
> > remember he has inserted extra field for channel codepage. And this works. 
> 
> Using such an extra field is not the way to go, because there is no
> standard way to fill it in (or is there?).

ACK, considering that libsi can automatically determine the encoding
for individual strings it seems to be awkward having to specify
encodings per channel in channels.conf.

cu
Ludwig

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