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Bug 630471 - [tag] ligatures "Œ" and "œ" are not supported in freeform strings
[tag] ligatures "Œ" and "œ" are not supported in freeform strings
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gst-plugins-base
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: 0.10.31
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-09-23 21:29 UTC by sreerenj
Modified: 2010-09-28 09:42 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

patch for supporting Ligatures Œ and œ. (1.11 KB, patch)
2010-09-23 21:29 UTC, sreerenj
committed Details | Review

Description sreerenj 2010-09-23 21:29:27 UTC
Created attachment 170966 [details] [review]
patch for supporting Ligatures Œ and œ.

The ligatures "Œ"  and "œ" were removed from ISO-8859-1 encoding. So the are not supporting in tag extraction.I think we can change the final encoding fallback(if all the other assumptions about input string's encodings are failing)  in  gst_tag_freeform_string_to_utf8 (gst-plugins-base/gst-libs/gst/tag/tags.c ) from ISO-8859-1 to Windows-1252.Since Windows-1252 is the superset of ISO-8859-1 ,i think it wont create any issue.
Comment 1 Tim-Philipp Müller 2010-09-28 09:37:19 UTC
Makes sense, committed, thanks for the patch (I kept a paranoia-fallback for ISO-8859-1 though):

 commit 5ef53dcf5cff787adeedbddc81eddfdd637f559a
 Author: Tim-Philipp Müller <>
 Date:   Mon Sep 27 14:36:17 2010 +0100

    tags: try ISO-8859-1 as second fallback in case WINDOWS-1252 is not supported
    Better safe than sorry. Some embedded systems may use crippled iconv
    implementations or not support WINDOWS-1252 for other reasons.

 commit b3e39daee08ac079eb43d849e3c96e4588a8f977
 Author: Sreerenj Balachandran <>
 Date:   Thu Sep 23 23:53:48 2010 +0300

    tags: when converting freeform strings try Windows-1252 as fallback instead of ISO-8859-1
    Windows-1252 is a superset of ISO-8859-1, which uses some space
    allocated to control characters for additional printable characters.