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    Resolved [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    i have k-lite codec pack(with Media Player Classic) for the movies and Jubler subtitle editor for edit the subtitles. then why i have 1 charactere in editor and in pad but showes(sometimes) diferent characteres in a movie?
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    i have subtitle file "É a primeira vez a dar sangue ?". then why showes(for example) "Â a primeira vez a dar sangue ?"something like these)?
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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Maybe your subtitle editor and the player are using different code page.

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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by baja_yu View Post
    Maybe your subtitle editor and the player are using different code page.
    what you mean by "code page"?
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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Have you tried VLC player? It's far better than (Windows Media Classic + kLite codec pack).
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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanav View Post
    Have you tried VLC player? It's far better than (Windows Media Classic + kLite codec pack).
    i try that program, but seems slow. but i need ask 1 thing: if in pad i see 1 character why show it in diferent way? don't make sence
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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    i resolve the problem. i just save the srt file in UTF-16 and works fine.
    tip: if the file is saved in UTF-16, you must reopen it in UTF-16 too.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    which reminds me of charsets when making websites (html meta tags)

    depending on what language the subtitles are, you should check out those ASCII encodings on wikipedia, will explain a lot more then i can explain

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding

    i mostly use iso-8859-1 because i use symbols like: æøåðþ as i'm Faroese, i use these symbols all the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso-8859-1

    and looking at the source code of vbf you can see its iso-8859-1 too

    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />

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    Re: [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Justa Lol View Post
    which reminds me of charsets when making websites (html meta tags)

    depending on what language the subtitles are, you should check out those ASCII encodings on wikipedia, will explain a lot more then i can explain

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding

    i mostly use iso-8859-1 because i use symbols like: as i'm Faroese, i use these symbols all the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso-8859-1

    and looking at the source code of vbf you can see its iso-8859-1 too

    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
    why so many aspects\diferences? it's only text lol
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    Re: [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joaquim View Post
    why so many aspects\diferences? it's only text lol
    That may seem true but there are many differences! Most languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish) are based from latin. However, there are lots of other languages that do not use the latin standard, Hebrew, Asian languages, Russian, etc. Each of those languages also has its own rules, etc which is why there needs to be a lot of different character encoding structures.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker83 View Post
    That may seem true but there are many differences! Most languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish) are based from latin. However, there are lots of other languages that do not use the latin standard, Hebrew, Asian languages, Russian, etc. Each of those languages also has its own rules, etc which is why there needs to be a lot of different character encoding structures.
    or the number woud be more than 256 characters in ascii table
    so the characters need to be converted or desconverted for we see normaly, right? that's why we have ISO, UDT and others, right?
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    Re: [RESOLVED] [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    For your first question I think you will be able to get some better understanding by looking at the character map in Windows.

    For your second question, I don't really know how the encoding works.
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    Re: [subtitles movies] - why is showed strange characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanav View Post
    Have you tried VLC player? It's far better than (Windows Media Classic + kLite codec pack).
    i am one of the unlucky few vlc won't even launch on my laptop. Crashes with an infinite loop that requires ctrl-alt-del to stop.

    It should also be noted that vlc doesn't include codecs in the executable any more.

    as far as the OP's question, it's quite possible that the font is incorrect. there is no ansi standard for special characters, so the font one of the two programs use may be odd.
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