Bug#384836: vdr: Should be able to convert EPG data to local charset

Milan Kopacka Milan.Kopacka at seznam.cz
Sun Aug 27 07:39:48 UTC 2006

Package: vdr
Version: 1.4.0-2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: l10n


in Czech republic, DVB-T broadcasters use the ISO6937 charset to code
the national characters. vdr uses title string from EPG to name
directories for recordings. Since iso-8859-2 or utf-8 is most often used
as system character set in Czech Rep., the directory names in ISO6937
are wrong.

Maybe vdr should detect the charset used in the broadcasted EPG data and
convert the strings to local character set (either some configuration
option or simply the charset defined in the system locale environment).


  Milan Kopacka

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

Versions of packages vdr depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.63             Add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.4.48           Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                   2.3.6-15         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap2                 0.cvs.20010529-4 Support for POSIX.1e capabilities
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.1.1-5        GCC support library
ii  libjpeg62               6b-10            The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libstdc++5              1:3.3.5-13       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  makedev                 2.3.1-80bpo1     creates device files in /dev
ii  psmisc                  21.6-1           Utilities that use the proc filesy

-- debconf information:
* vdr/select_dvb_card: Terrestrial
* vdr/showinfo:
* vdr/create_video_dir: true

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