[mythtv-users] Foreign character sets

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Thu Feb 4 22:26:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, February 4, 2010 9:25 pm, Kevin Ross wrote:
>> From: Yan Seiner
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 5:45 PM
>> I have a bunch of Japanese movies.  Some of them get pulled in from
>> tmdb
>> with kanji (japanese characters), some with their American names, and
>> some with their japanese names in roman characters.  I would really
>> like
>> for all of them to be in kanji.
>> However, the japanese input system doesn't seem to work, and I can't
>> cut
>> and paste into the screen edit window.  Short of directly editing the
>> database, I'm out of ideas on how to get kanji into the movie title.
>> Is there some CLI utility for editing the database?
>> Thanks,
>> --Yan
> TMDB is an open Wiki, how about adding/editing Japanese titles there?
> Then
> everyone can benefit.

Well, some of my movies were made in Germany, with American actors, and
released in the Czech Republic.  I have the Czech version; but the movie
has 3 legitimate titles.  Do I use the US, German, or Czech title?

Likewise some of the Japanese movies were re-released in the US with
slight changes and english dialogue.  I have the Japanese DVDs but I would
assume most tmdb user have the US version.

So far TMDB seems to be on a first-come-first serve basis; it would be
nice to have a locale or preferred language.


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