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nevereven
Level 7

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

The latest firmware update seems to have had no positive effect on rendering special characters or to even manage extended ASCII. That is to say, it cannot interpret characters from West European languages.

It's not too much to ask for the capability to render the commonest languages in the Roku interface, independent of the the apps associated with a particular "channel." It shouldn't be a problem to render in UTF8.
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renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

It looks like it is now interpreting UTF-8 encoded strings, which is good and bad. My channel was converting UTF-8 to single bytes (greater than 127) to use with its own font and now that's broken. It looks like if I take out my UTF-8 conversion things display properly (at least in my limited testing). It would have been nice to have gotten a heads up on this.

-JT
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dmitskevich
Level 7

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

"renojim" wrote:
It looks like it is now interpreting UTF-8 encoded strings

Thnak you for the hint! Today I'm going to:

- remove conversion from UTF-8 -> CP1251
- use a font that supports Cyrillic to render UTF-8 strings

I will write back about results of this experiment...
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dmitskevich
Level 7

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

It works! In 2.9 Roku understands UTF-8!
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RokuKevin
Level 9

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

I need to put a constraint on smitskevich's statement....

In v2.9 Roku understands UTF-8 on the roImageCanvas.

--Kevin
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renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

Would have been nice to know that this was coming.

-JT
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ukrkoz
Level 7

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

So this was going on since 2011, now we are closing on 2015 - and NOTHING was done? No Cyrillic support? :?: :?: :?:
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RokuJoel
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

When we begin to sell Roku devices in countries that require it, Cyrillic support will be added to support those regions.

- Joel
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

That's a smart business move - only doing the bare minimum that would be required to stay in business, or to expand your market by making the bare minimum attempt.
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Basil
Level 12

Re: Russian (Cyrillic) letters

It's not like Roku has unlimited resources. They'd probably do better focusing on, say, Australia than Russia for expansion. It's not possible to expand everywhere all at once. You have to take one step at a time.
Basil
Longtime Roku user
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