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krh5150
Level 7

Accented Characters Not Displaying

Hi,

I'm retrieving data from an XML file that is encoded as UTF-8. Some of the data contains names of people that contain accented characters.

For example, fullName = "André Maranne"

However, when displayed on my channel that I'm creating, it displays as Andr Maranne with no é. Can someone provide an example of how to either set the encoding for Roku to display these accented characters or an example (code) to display the name above as "André Maranne"?

Also, FYI...I have looked through the developer forum board and have not found any exact solution or examples.

This has been driving me crazy for the last two evenings!

Thanks,
Kevin
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RokuJoel
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Accented Characters Not Displaying

The built in character set doesn't include those characters. If you do want to use accents and such, you'll have to create your own screen using roScreen or roImageCanvas, and load a .ttf or .otf font in your project.

- Joel
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