[mythtv-users] LiveTV display full program description? [+Encoding issue]

David Kubicek foceni at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 17:46:26 UTC 2010

On 02/08/2010 07:05 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 02/07/2010 07:32 AM, David Kubicek wrote:
>> Hello,
>> is it possible to display some kind of full screen program detail in
>> LiveTV? Pressing "i" or "o" gets me a piece of text from the sub-title
>> (if available) or description - it's in the info bar, but I can't see
>> the whole page there.
>> The only way I can get to the complete description is going to the
>> Guide ("s") and then pressing "i". It's just two clicks, I know, but
>> perhaps I'm not seeing something obvious and it is possible directly
>> from LiveTV. Perhaps it's kinda doable in just one theme, any
>> suggestions?
>> Thanks.
> We don't currently have a program details OSD screen--only the INFO
> screen (which, in some OSD themes, is separated into 2 different pages
> where the second is accessed by hitting INFO, again, as Iain
> mentioned).  After the OSD is ported to mythui, we will have program
> details available through the OSD.  (Maybe not immediately, but once I
> get around to it--assuming no one beats me to it--we will.)

Since you helped me with guide slowness, there are no delays when 
pressing "s", then "i". It's fast and I can see all the details there. 
It's cool, thank you. :)

BTW, I noticed an issue with encoding in this info screen. With handling 
of UTF-8 to be precise. It's displaying a UTF-8 text as an octet 
sequence instead of /possibly multi-byte/ Unicode code points. I'm sure 
you know what I'm describing - instead of glyph "" (U+00E1) there are 
two glyphs "á" for the individual bytes of the corresponding UTF-8 
encoded sequence (\xC3\xA1). Depending on the language/toolkit used, it 
means the string is not marked/handled as UTF-8.

Weird thing is this affects just the "names" sections, like Actors, 
Director, Writer. Subtitle, description, etc are all fine. I verified 
that the XMLTV input (UTF-8) has no encoding issues and checked the DB 
after import - all strings OK and MythWeb displays all names correctly 
as well. So it's really just mythconverg.people data in the "Program 
Details" screen - doesn't matter from which part of MythTV UI I open it. 
Didn't notice this anywhere else so far.

David Kubicek

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