[vdr] VDR 1.5.3: UTF-8 vs. ExchangeChars()

Stone syphyr at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 18:28:10 CEST 2007

On 6/12/07, Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
> The function ExchangeChars() in VDR/recording.c converts characters
> that can't be used in file names on Windows to "#XX", where XX is
> the hex code of the character.
> This was simple when VDR only worked with single byte character sets,
> but now that it can handle UTF-8 this needs to be changed, too.
> Currently it has a list of characters that can be used "as is",
> and converts everything else to "#XX". I guess it is better
> to convert any "disturbing" characters to "#XX" and leave the
> rest untouched. However, this requires that we know exactly
> which characters can't be used with Windows.
> Does anybody have that kind of information?
> Or should this be done completely different?
> Note that I don't use this feature myself, so unless there
> is some input from others, I won't be changing anything here.

I use this FAT feature so I can mount my linux drive on windows and stream
movies with vdradmin to my windows machine.  I have noticed that VDR might
currently be renaming a little more than is required.  Invalid characters

 . " / \ [ ] : ; = ,


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