[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?

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"

Cheers, Peter


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