[mythtv] Re: [EXPerimental PATCH] BIG DVB PATCH V1.1

Kenneth Aafl°y lists at kenneth.aafloy.net
Wed Nov 10 00:05:50 UTC 2004

On Monday 08 November 2004 20:20, Taylor Jacob wrote:
> > > Obviously i need to just strip these out, since they are some sort of
> > > emphasis that isn't going to do any good in Myth..
> >
> > They are character set selectors, see en 300 468 annex a for details.
> > I do not think just stripping them is any good..
> I don't see in Annex A anything about character set selection, only
> reference to these control characters that I still don't see how they can
> be used in Myth without some pretty major changes since I am populating
> them into a QString and going into the database in a varchar field.. What
> do these emphasis characters do? It just looks to put some sort of emphasis
> (bold maybe?) in parts of the channel/service name.. Is there some other
> purpose that I am not getting?

It was a bit early and I was thinking about the first character that controls 
the character set, the bold stuff you can strip offcoure :)

> That point aside character set selection isn't done much of anywhere, and
> will need to be done.. Its going to be up to the people in Europe that dont
> use the default character set to help me weed these out since I only have
> access to English language tables, so its hard for me to find these..
> Julian Scheel did write some code to handle this which most likely can be
> re-used for fixing this SDT code (and anywhere else this may exist, EIT as
> well?)..

I guess iconv can do most of it, no?

> Kenneth have you looked at any of these patches yet?  I was hoping to see
> some feedback from you about your thoughts..

Why don't you merge dvbsections and siparser, or actually just remove 

Haven't tested it yet, since it would break my cam anyways, and there's 
probably a load of changes required for 5e, since it's tables is a mess.


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