[vdr] VDR 1.5.3: UTF-8 vs. ExchangeChars()

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Jun 12 23:40:56 CEST 2007


On 06/12/07 23:31, alexander-riedel at t-online.de wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> i think we need a list of INVALID CHARACTERS and not inverted

I thought I had asked for that...

Klaus

> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:46:39 +0200
> Subject: [vdr] VDR 1.5.3: UTF-8 vs. ExchangeChars()
> From: Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de>
> To: vdr at linuxtv.org
> 
> The function ExchangeChars() in VDR/recording.c converts characters
> that can't be used in file names on Windows to "#XX", where XX is
> the hex code of the character.
> 
> This was simple when VDR only worked with single byte character sets,
> but now that it can handle UTF-8 this needs to be changed, too.
> 
> Currently it has a list of characters that can be used "as is",
> and converts everything else to "#XX". I guess it is better
> to convert any "disturbing" characters to "#XX" and leave the
> rest untouched. However, this requires that we know exactly
> which characters can't be used with Windows.
> 
> Does anybody have that kind of information?
> Or should this be done completely different?
> 
> Note that I don't use this feature myself, so unless there
> is some input from others, I won't be changing anything here.
> 
> Klaus



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