FS#4741 - German font problem

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Andreas Kleinert (glasladen2) - Monday, 27 February 2006, 09:51 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Font/charset
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Iriver H300 series
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Hello everybody!

I mistakenly posted this one in the "Feature Requests" first. So now I put it here - in the "right place" I hope.

I'm German, and I do not exactly know if there is an english version of the german word "Umlaut" existing - the translation website gave me an output like "secondary umlaut"; thus I wrote this at the summary.

What I mean with "Umlaut" are the german characters ä, ö and ü, which can be substituted by the strings ae, oe and ue. Perhaps you'll find the HTML codes for these characters useful to understand what I mean: The HTML codes for these caracters would be

ä ä
ö ö
ü ü

and finally, there would be the german "sharp s" (the remaining German-only character)

ß ß


Until about middle of January 2006 it was possible to read german .txt-Files with the "secondary umlauts" properly displayed. Since middle January it
seems there must have been some changes on the text viewer so now it cannot display the umlauts anymore. Instead of these characters there are only
some rectangles. I looked at "General Settings/Display/Default Codepage and tried to modify around some things, but no success either.

Would it be possible to re-insert the support for the umlauts? Would be great because reading with gaps is quite annoying ;-)

thx, glasladen2
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Closed by  Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen)
Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 13:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  This is now fixed in CVS. It now respects the default code page setting.
Comment by Václav Brožík (pabouk) - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 12:44 GMT
The current version of viewer supports only UTF-8 encoded files. So if you have files in encoding like iso-8859-1 or windows-1252, convert them to UTF-8. You can use for example iconv utility or in Windows 2000 and newer notepad -> Save as.. -> UTF-8. See also this nice Unicode Guide: