[mythtv-users] EIT and special characters

Janne Grunau janne-mythtv at grunau.be
Fri Mar 14 00:11:46 UTC 2008

On Thursday 13 March 2008 18:09:16 Nicolas Will wrote:
> For the time being, I'm all EIT for my EPG.
> I have French channels from DVB-S.
> French is a language using accents and other nice things.
> In the on-screen guide and EPG, most French text is weird, as the
> special accented characters are not displayed properly.
> Strangely, some channels do not display this problems, and accented
> letters are very fine.

The channels with the broken accents don't follow the dvb standard. They 
don't declare the encoding of the strings which means ISO6937 instead 
of the used ISO8859 variant. That's unfortunately a quite common 
failure and we can fix it.

I need the the results of following sql query:

SELECT name, transportid, networkid, serviceid FROM channel as c, 
dtv_multiplex as d WHERE c.mplexid = d.mplexid AND name IN ("first 
broken channel", "second broken channel", ...);

If you see many channels with the same transportid and networkid please 
check if all channels with these values have broken accents.

Then open a ticket and attach the info from the query


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