[vdr] vdr-1.5.3 - LANG="de_DE at euro" not recognized

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 22:22:56 CEST 2007

Joachim Wilke wrote:
> Hi everbody,
> in my system the LANG environment is set to "de_DE at euro". VDR did not
> recognize this character set. After I changed LANG to
> "de_DE.iso-8859-15" umlauts are correctly displayed e.g.in the EPG
> data. But I still get the following error in syslog: "codeset is
> 'ISO-8859-15' - unknown". What's wrong here?
> I had a look into vdr.c and found out, that the dot is used delimiter
> between language and codeset - as "de_DE at euro" does not contain any
> dot, vdr fails to recognize this. Is "de_DE at euro" an invalid value for
> this variable?

It is not. "locale -a" prints all the installed locales, and any of 
those values is valid for you to use.

I didn't find any info via quick search, but I believe that instead of 
parsing the localename, VDR should use some external function to get the 
language/charset of the current locale.

Anssi Hannula

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