Textoverlay with international characters - UTF8

Tim Müller tim at centricular.com
Sun Feb 2 05:51:32 PST 2014

On Fri, 2014-01-31 at 15:41 +0100, Peter Maersk-Moller wrote:

Hi Peter,

> I was wondering, if textoverlay or textrender being based on Pango,
> can display international characters? Somehow it should be possible to
> feed an UTF encoded string to textoverlay, but can't find a good
> example online nor get my own experiments to work?
> Anybody got a clue?

It should just work, what have you tried?

If you're trying things in gst-launch with the 'text' property, make
sure your shell uses UTF-8 locale etc.

e.g. try loading a Russian, Arabic or Greek subtitle .srt file in Totem.


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd - http://www.centricular.com

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