How to display foreign language characters in srt file?


#1

 how to display  foreign language characters with external subtitle srt file ?

It displayed fine on VCL but with WDLive it showed square box for

certain specific characters ?   Am I decode the srt wrong?

ex. : chắc chắn có người mà các hạ ko bao giờ muốn dính vào.

WDLive :  ch[]c ch[]n có ng[][]i m[] c[]c h[] ko bao gi[] mu[]n d[]nh v[]o.

Please advise how to rectify this problem. thanks


#2

Did you change the additional language encoding?

settings > System> then use the drop down to change the additional language support

Also What language?


#3

it’s Vietnamese and I tried them all , no luck.

I wonder if WD liveTV  do not support Unicode.


#4

If they are not supported when the SRT is UTF-8 you gotta convert them with AVIAddXSubs to bitmaps.


#5

you got it.  Hit the nail on the head.  Vietnamese is not supported


#6

I completely forgot about that.  Yes you can convert to a bitmap and have them display because it will see it as a picture rather then characters.


#7

I tried AVIAddXSubs, but some characters won’t be able to be bitmapped , specially the characters that have double accents

ie. srt file : " Số    người  chết      được     trên  2  triệu "

bitmap     : " S[?] ngư[?]i ch[?]t ]  [?]ư[?]c  trên  2  tri[?]u"

I had pm the AVIAddSubs author at Domm9 for this. we’ll see if the problem can be fixed.


#8

Well done, in the meantime you might wanna try Subtitle Creator (load srt, save as vobsub) which also does this as I just remembered.


#9

Techflaws wrote:

Well done, in the meantime you might wanna try Subtitle Creator (load srt, save as vobsub) which also does this as I just remembered.

Thanks Techflaws, it is finally working with Subtitle Creator.  I’m so happy  even though I have to convert about 30 SRT files :slight_smile: