[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 428901] New: icydemux's charset mangling functions not workable for non-UTF-8(?) streaming radios.

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Wed Apr 11 22:27:04 PDT 2007

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  GStreamer | gst-plugins-good | Ver: 0.10.12
           Summary: icydemux's charset mangling functions not workable for
                    non-UTF-8(?) streaming radios.
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: 0.10.12
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: gst-plugins-good
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
        ReportedBy: atie.at.matrix at gmail.com
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
     GNOME version: 2.17/2.18
   GNOME milestone: Unspecified

Please describe the problem:
When I play a streaming station with the istream panel applet, I can see songs'
title shown with unreadable characters.

My system's LANG is en_US.UTF-8, and the station I played usually broadcasts
Korean(mostly cp949 tagged) songs. I know there is no charset info on the
stream to begin with because it's usual case by shoutcast and icecast
streamings - the info is conditional by spec. But, because I can guess those
songs tagged with Korean, starting istream given with LANG=ko_KR.euckr brings
song's title look OK.

But, problem is with normal starting of the istream, this is because, I looked,
that icydemux's magling functions try to convert,
1) $LANG to UTF-8
2) iso8859-1 to UTF-8 if 1) failed.

As you may see now, 1) mine is already UTF-8 and it doesn't match with song's
tagging charset(cp949) either, 2) makes more trouble - cp949 can't be

I think, this is a common problem to at least for CJK (Chinese, Japanese and
Korean) users who use their UTF-8 system and listen streaming station running
on Windows so maybe already filed for bug. But, I am new here and this is my
first bug report to Gnome so wasn't familiar to check duplications. 

Steps to reproduce:
1. install the istream panel applet
2. edit ~/.istream file to add this entry to top, mukulcast
3. play the mukulcast, after openings you will see unreadable song's title for

Actual results:
Title of songs can't be readable for Korean.

Expected results:
No matter I start the istream applet with or without LANG env set, the title
should be readable for Korean.

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
I looked, http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=428689 
this patch maybe targeted for files, but the idea of the patch generally fix
this problem too if it's for icydemux, I believe. Somewhere need to manually
store preferred charset for conversion, since currently no valid charset info
provided by LANG nor streaming for this reported case.

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