Phonon and non-ascii character with non-UTF8 locales
I'm writing this e-mail to ask for a test.
Everyone who are using KDE 4 and a non-UTF8 locale please do the following steps:
- Pick a .mp3 file and put in a place which the path (or the name of the file) contains an non-ascii character, like an accent.
- Try to open it with Juk, Dragon Player or Amarok and see if it is played.
- If not, remove the non-ascii character and try it again.
I'm proposing this test to confirm that it is a real bug on Phonon.
My locale is pt_BR.ISO-8859-1. I have done this test and I realized that I can't play any files by Amarok, Juk or Dragon Player that fits on that condition.
When I switched my locale to pt_BR.UTF-8 and so the filename, the problems are gone.
I won't start a discussion why I (or we) shouldn't move from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8, the short answer is because I don't want due to the huge numbers of files encoded this way and for a better Windows compatibility.
If you find this bug also, please, let me know and post at: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198008
The goal is to change the bug status from UNCONFIRMED to CONFIRMED, what will hopefully make the KDE devs correct it more faster, because I'm facing it since KDE 4.1.0.
Ronan Arraes Jardim Chagas
Control and Automation Engineer
Gentoo Foundation Member