[vdr] need help with UTF-8 error - vdr: please turn off UTF-8 before starting VDR

Peter Münster pmlists at free.fr
Mon Jan 28 07:23:12 CET 2008


On Sun, Jan 27 2008, techno wrote:
> 
> When I run vdr from the command line I get this message:
> 
> "vdr: please turn off UTF-8 before starting VDR"
> 
> How do I turn off UTF-8?

Hello,
With the command "set | grep -i utf" you can see what environment variables
have a value with "utf". Those, that begin with "LC_" and the variable LANG
have to be unset (example: "unset LC_CTYPE LANG").

> Why would I want to?

Because vdr requires it (see the first paragraph in the file "INSTALL"
/usr/share/doc/packages/vdr/INSTALL).

Cheers, Peter

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