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Subtitle formatting on Viki

When I watch a show on the Rakuten Viki app, subtitle formatting (like italics and line breaks) does not work, making some subtitles hard to parse when additional information is provided in them. I'm watching on version 3.18 build 1 of the app, and it's a show I know has formatted subtitles which is why I noticed, though I don't know if it's an issue with the app or with my device. It's an Insignia Roku TV, a few years old now though the software is up to date (v13.0.0). Is there a way to turn on HTML formatting in subtitles?

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Re: Subtitle formatting on Viki

Roku's built-in handing of subtitles doesn't handle formatting.  The app would have to render them itself which would be a lot of work and I doubt many go to that much trouble.  In general, Roku's firmware doesn't support HTML at all.

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Re: Subtitle formatting on Viki

Oh, that's disappointing, but thank you very much for the response.

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