[mythtv-users] Changing locale and language to de_CH to make umlauts work

Ramon Hofer ramonhofer at bluewin.ch
Wed Jul 18 09:26:40 UTC 2012

On Die, 2012-07-17 at 13:02 -0400, Nicolas Riendeau wrote:
> Hi!
> On 7/17/2012 9:04 AM, Ramon Hofer wrote:
> > I had to change the grabber. I'm now using tv_grab_ch_search.
> > Now I have problems with umlauts which aren't displayed correctly.
> >
> > I have changed the locales to de_CH.UTF-8. In Mythweb > Setting > MythTV
> >> Settings Table I have changed for the media-server host the Country to
> > CH and the language to de_CH.
> I would suggest not using MythWeb to change those settings as IIRC there 
> is no validation of what you type in those settings pages.
> If you could start mythfrontend you would most likely end up with the 
> default US English translation as we have no Swiss Standard German 
> translation (our German translation only has the "de" suffix and is made 
> by Florian Bittner who lives in Germany).

Until now with the tv_grab_eu_epgdata scraper I had the language set to
en_US and had no problems.
But they have some downsides which don't justify the price.

> > Unfortunately I can't install mythfrontend because I have another
> > program that depends on a new python version.
> I guess you are using a package and it wants to install a different 
> Python version for the Python Bindings


> > It keeps telling me:
> > "No locale defaults file for de_CH, skipping".
> That's normal and is no cause for concern... It simply means we don't 
> have a locale file for de_CH. The locale file specify the language, 
> default date formats, TV standards and a few other things based your 
> computer's locale.
> For example this is the de_DE locale file:
> https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/blob/master/mythtv/locales/de_de.xml
> Adding this file should not fix your problem (which is most likely a 
> character set issue) but if you do make one please submit it as a 
> translation ticket and we'll commit it.

I have now set the language to de_DE and the country to DE as well. Now
message about the missing locale has gone. I will see in the next days
if it worked when there's new data in the guide...

> > Do you have any idea what I could do to solve this problem?
> >
> Since you are not using MythFrontend are you looking at the program 
> guide using MythWeb and using which language (I don't currently have 
> easy access to the code so I can't check if we are always in UTF-8 
> regardless of language or if we're sometimes in another character set 
> (ISO-8859-1 for example...)).

I have now installed all available de_DE locales packages from Debian.
Hopefully this solves my problem...

Best regards

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