[vdr] Arabic language EPG is inappropriately displayed

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Fri Sep 10 16:19:58 CEST 2010

On 09.09.2010 15:26, semsem85 sami wrote:
> The VDR menu in yavdr0.2 does not support Arabic i.e There is no Arabic option to set.
> Where is the Locale Option? All I did was editing the /etc/default/vdr and ADDING this line:
> VDR_CHARSET_OVERRIDE="ISO-8859-6" ,,, The "ISO-8859-6" is the Arabic ISO
> The result now Arabic lettrs per se are recognized(they were appearing squares before) but as I said they are set to be read from left to right and the letters are seperated from each other.
> I used XBMC LIve TV and the TV guide is displayed fine. So I think something has to be changed in VDR code perhaps. I hope Klaus help us in this issue.

Please see


for a patch that I received a while ago from Osama Alrawib <alrawab at hotmail dot com>.
I haven't had time to take a closer look at this, or even try it myself yet.

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