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#1 chudak OFFLINE  

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:13 PM

I am using guide list from http://www.teleguide...w3/xmltv.xml.gz for Live TV and Roku app won’t render Cyrillic.

Is it a known limitation? Any way to make it work?

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:23 PM

What does it render? can you show a screenshot? thanks.



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:33 PM

Wow ok, unfortunately the answer is Roku may not support it. I know this because Roku only supports a limited set of languages for subtitles, and anything else we have to burn in with transcoding.

 

I assume this all looks normal in the web app?



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:36 PM

This looks normal in browser and iOS apps
Not sure about Fire TV

More and more I think Roku seems not cool :(

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:50 PM

Actually.. Its the Roboto font in the app that may not support it.

 

I added a pull request to hopefully correct this issue. Apologies for the problem. We have fixed it. Try again with the next emby roku beta.


Edited by speechles, 20 October 2018 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 02:41 PM

Fire TV and Android clients work fine, so Roku specific.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 02:50 PM

Thanks for the info.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 03:20 PM

Please try this with the current beta of the app.

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 04:10 PM

Please try this with the current beta of the app.
 
Thanks.


I see the same problem on beta as well.
Did you expect it to work ?

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 04:17 PM

I see the same problem on beta as well.
Did you expect it to work ?

 

Can you please confirm the version number of your Roku app?



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

The font used is Roboto Condensed Regular when rendering the guide for live tv. This is the font having problems with your Cyrillic. I doubt it is an UTF8 to ISO8859-1 issue Roku has with some things (such as subtitles/captions) as those usually cause the UTF8 byte sequences to literally become characters. There would be alot of uppercase A's with accents over them if that were so. Not just boxes. So it must be the font. The title in your screenshot appears correct. That looks Russian in Cyrillic for sure. But that is a different font than used in the guide for livetv. The issue may be I didn't get the right/perfect font for Roboto Condensed Regular either... :/


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

Can you please confirm the version number of your Roku app?


Production version 3.0.111
Beta version 3.0.114

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

This is not fixed in 4.0.0.2

Edited by chudak, 20 January 2019 - 01:57 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:56 AM

@speechles is the app using a custom font file?



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Yes it is and he changed the font to try to account for this but I still guess we haven't gotten there.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:25 PM

This might require the use of Noto...

 

https://www.google.com/get/noto/

 

Does the Roboto font display Cyrillic correctly on Android TV?



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

This might require the use of Noto...

 

https://www.google.com/get/noto/

 

Does the Roboto font display Cyrillic correctly on Android TV?

 

Android TV client works fine



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Yeah, we're using the exact same font too so must be something with Roku.






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