[vdr] Utf8-patch experiences, anyone?

Alexander Riedel alexander-riedel at t-online.de
Wed Dec 6 01:08:09 CET 2006

Hi Marko,

last debian or freetype has problems with utf8 patch. I know. :-/ Version for 
1.4.4 will fix it.
You can try older freetype versions or wait.

Und also link to German wiki: http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Utf8-patch

Marko Mäkelä schrieb:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 09:36:58PM +0100, Alexander Riedel wrote:
>> Hi Marko,
>> built-in bitmap Fonts in vdr are not uniform. Those must be first exchanged.
>> UTF8 user found Freetype fonts better than built-in. Size is scallable.
> I see.  I gave the patch a try.  After all, the only added dependence on
> my system seems to be libfreetype6{,-dev}.
>> Marko Mäkelä schrieb:
>>> For one, I fear that Freetype could use too much processing power.
>>> Secondly, I would expect the rendered glyphs to look bad in the
>>> interlaced output of vdr -P'softdevice -vo dfb:mgatv'
>>> (TV output of Matrox G450).
>> try out simply, i use DXR3 and meine frends FF cards.
> Unfortunately, it caused a segmentation fault or something strange
> in iconv_close() in CharSetConv(), called from ConvertPhrases().
> When I started it in gdb or quickly attached gdb during the
> initialization, there was no crash, but a hang or a signal (SIGTERM
> if I remember correctly), varying from time to time.  When I started
> vdr standalone as "vdr -l1", it crashed in SIGSEGV.  Valgrind didn't
> reveal anything either; it just appeared hung.  The only error in the
> logs related to your patch was this one:
> "ERROR: FreeType: an error occurred during FT_Render_Glyph"
> I see that the iconv functions are part of GNU libc.  I'm using version
> 2.3.6.  The compiler version is
> "gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20061028 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-19)".
> The crash occurred on both vdr 1.4.2 and 1.4.3.  On 1.4.2, there was one
> trivial reject: the disabling of the UTF-8 check.  On 1.4.3, the patch
> applied cleanly.  The only other patches are the patch of
> vdr-subtitles-0.3.11 (http://www.virtanen.org/vdr/subtitles/) and this
> patch of mine:
> http://www.ktverkko.fi/~msmakela/software/vdr/vdr-1.4.0-suspend-0.4.3.patch.gz
> I run vdr in LANG=fi_FI, charset iso-8859-1 ("locale" does not say it,
> but it definitely is 8859-1 or 8859-15).
> 	Marko
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