Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2755 closed defect (fixed)

Accented letters appear properly in Description, but not elsewhere in Program Details

Reported by: ylee@… Owned by: stuartm
Priority: trivial Milestone: 0.21
Component: mythtv Version: 0.20
Severity: low Keywords: accented accents accent
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

This is an issue I've noticed in both 0.19 and currently in 0.20-fixes. Here's an example of a Program Details that illustrate the issue:

Description: Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) must investigate the mysterious death of the "Spellmaster" at the regional Spelling Bee. Actors: James Roday, Dulé Hill

(In case the characters in the Actors: line aren't visible, they are a capital A with a tilde and a copyright symbol.)

As you can see, the same accented character that appears properly in the Description: section (and in Recorded Programs and in the OSD) appears garbled elsewhere. This occurs with other accented characters, too, like à and ñ. And, yes, I am running UTF-8; Fedora Core 6 uses UTF-8 (en_US.UTF-8, specifically) out of the box, and I saw the same issue with Fedora Core 4 even after I made sure used UTF-8 as well. In any case, were this a code page-related issue, I'd presumably see garbled characters everywhere.

Attachments (1)

2775_fix.diff (626 bytes) - added by stuartm 12 years ago.
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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by stuartm

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to stuartm

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: unknown0.21

What method are you using for programme data? Datadirect, xmltv or EIT?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 13 years ago by anonymous

Replying to stuartm:

What method are you using for programme data? Datadirect, xmltv or EIT?

I am in the US and thus use ordinary DataDirect?.

Changed 12 years ago by stuartm

Attachment: 2775_fix.diff added

Possible Fix

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by stuartm

Could you try the attached patch?

Are there any other fields apart from the cast list which are affected?

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 12 years ago by ylee@…

Replying to stuartm:

Could you try the attached patch?

Yay! Now Téa Leoni's name appears properly both in the description for Fun with Dick and Jane and in the list of actors.

Are there any other fields apart from the cast list which are affected?

Using the patch I find that the name of the producer of The Dinner Game--one Alain Poiré--appears properly in the Producer: line, but I don't know whether this was true before the patch.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [12973]) Closes #2755

Fix the display of accented and other non-ascii characters in the cast/credits.

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