[vdr] Converting from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-1

Joachim Wilke joachim.wilke at gmail.com
Sun May 18 18:53:48 CEST 2008

2008/5/18 Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de>:
> On 05/18/08 18:27, Joachim Wilke wrote:
>> Is there a reason for this?
> systemCharacterTable is only set if it is a single byte character set,
> which UTF-8 is not.
>> The conversion works fine, if I use  "UTF-8" instead of "NULL":
>>   cCharSetConv conv("UTF-8", "ISO-8859-1");
> Good, so it works as designed ;-)

Hi Klaus,

so what do I have to do, to convert a string (from whatever encoding
VDR currently uses) to ISO-8859-1 ?

Do I really have to do:

  if(cCharSetConv::SystemCharacterTable == NULL)
    cCharSetConv conv("UTF-8", "ISO-8859-1");
    cCharSetConv conv(NULL, "ISO-8859-1");
  const char *s_converted = conv.Convert(string);

This is against the generic use of "NULL" as parameter, in my opinion.


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