[vdr] Premiere UTF-8 fix for VDR 1.5.1+

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Jun 29 19:07:12 CEST 2007

On 06/29/07 10:13, Stefan Taferner wrote:
> On Thursday 28 June 2007 22:00:02 Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 06/28/07 21:53, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> [...]
>> Maybe some broadcasters aren't even aware that they are not
>> adhering to the DVB standard. So let's all call them and tell
>> them about it. The more people call and complain, the better
>> the chances things get fixed (at least that's what I'd hope for ;-).
>> Building workarounds into receivers is certainly not the right
>> way to go (even though it is, of course, a quick fix and may be
>> sufficient for some users).
> My patch is not meant to be a solution, rather a temporary fix until
> the problem is solved somehow.
> I have some experience with emails. There you have standards too,
> but the email clients not always follow the rules. What you have
> to do is to work around all these quirks.
> Of course calling the broadcaster is the right way, but until they fix it
> it would be helpful to have a workaround. There will be broken
> broadcasts anyways - I doubt that we can get all broadcasters to
> obey the standard.
> What I was thinking of is to make the default encoding configurable.
> A commandline option comes into mind, or using the default
> encoding from the language settings.
> The ultimative solution would be to make it configurable per
> station, of course. But that would require much more work and adds
> complexity, and it is probably not necessary for most of us.

That would be the ultimate *workaround*. The ultimate *solution*
is to make the providers follow the standard.

Let's try pestering the providers until they fix this on their end.


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