[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] UTF-8 patch 0.0.1 with Freetype2 font handling

Alexander Riedel alexander-riedel at t-online.de
Thu Apr 28 14:25:07 CEST 2005

Hi All!
Sorry my English.

Probably all have already faced a problem of Russian names and letters 
in vdr.
For example it is impossible to use simultaneously both Russian and 
German letters in names of files (for example in MPlayer plugin).
I recently have put myself vdr and it at once was not pleasant to me.
So I a disgrace have changed all this.
As fonts all of the different sizes and styles was necessary at the same 
time and freetype2 library to vdr to fasten. This is only with ttf fonts 
tested .
Later the others I shall complete.

Patch it is made for the version 1.3.23

In setup.conf added some parameters for definition of fonts.
For example:

FontFix = courbd.ttf
FontFixSize = 16
FontOsd = arialbd.ttf
FontOsdSize = 16
FontSml = verdana.ttf
FontSmlSize = 12

By default fonts are
as FontOsd arialbd.ttf size 16,
FontSml arial.ttf size 12
und FontFix courbd.ttf size 15

These files at least for the first start should lay in config directories.

For each channel in channels.conf it is possible to establish the 
character coding, the field is added in the end every line.
For example:

Das Erste;ARD:198500000:I0C34D12M16B7T8G4Y0:T:27500:101:102=deu:104:0:1:8468:9985:0:ISO8859-15

By default is ISO8859-15.

Possible variants are listed in: iconv --list

EPG data at reception are converted in UTF-8. So on a disk all (again
created) files and descriptions will be already in UTF-8. I recommend
to remove a file epg.data that data were already normally filled in

Pleasant viewings!!!

Alexander Riedel

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