[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: make invalid UTF-8 in subtitle output a non-fatal error

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Fri Jun 28 11:36:56 CEST 2013

Le decadi 10 messidor, an CCXXI, wm4 a écrit :
> In fact, that's what usually happens. I'm not sure how that is
> supposed to be better than just letting the subtitle decoder output
> data in an unknown codepage.

It is better because it upholds the guarantee to the application that the
output is in valid UTF-8.

It is better because that is the application that takes the responsibility
for the possibly wrong encoding and not the library.

> Render them on the screen.

Then you need (at some point, possibly in a library) to split the text into
individual characters, and for that you need them to be in a valid encoding.

> I did. You replied that I made assumptions that suit my point.

You did not provide a scenario, you provided only hints.


  Nicolas George
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