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    Can someone confirm the LMS that came with piCoreplayer can display unicode chars

    Hi there,

    I am deciding to switch to the LMS that comes with the picoreplayer and rpi. I am currently using the readynas. The version with readynas does not display unicode chars like Chinese.

    I would like to have someone confirm the picoreplayer can do that before purchase.

    Thanks

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    Can someone confirm the LMS thatcame with piCoreplayer can display unicode chars

    > I am deciding to switch to the LMS that comes with the picoreplayer and
    > rpi. I am currently using the readynas. The version with readynas does
    > not display unicode chars like Chinese.


    I think you're specifically talking about Unicode display on the
    Classic/Transporter/Boom? Unfortunately no recent Perl version I'm aware
    of has support for this. I believe at some point it became too painful
    to compile that module (Font::FreeType). The last Perl version I see we
    have it for is Perl 5.16 - which is pretty old.

    That said I see that the version we used to use is from 2004 - but there
    are more recent versions from 2018. Maybe it would be possible to
    compile the latest for recent Perl versions...

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Can someone confirm the LMS thatcame with piCoreplayer can display unicode chars

    > I think you're specifically talking about Unicode display on the
    > Classic/Transporter/Boom? Unfortunately no recent Perl version I'm aware
    > of has support for this.


    Just saw that piCorePlayer has a "perl_font_freetype.tcz" extension.
    That should be what you need.

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    Yes, you need to add that extension manually, but that should handle Your characters.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I think you're specifically talking about Unicode display on the
    > Classic/Transporter/Boom? Unfortunately no recent Perl version I'm aware
    > of has support for this.


    Just saw that piCorePlayer has a "perl_font_freetype.tcz" extension.
    That should be what you need.

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    Michael
    Thank you, Michael.

    I will try to give the raspberry Pi a try. It would be nice this can be supported across all platforms in the future. I used to have a synology and it has full support for the Chinese Chars, including the community built version. I have decided to change the NAS. Knowing QNAP supports LMS, I bought one. Unfortunately, just realized it was not officially supported any more. There was a community version and it does not support unicode either.

    So far, i have tried:

    Vortexbox - no support for uni code
    Daphile - no unicode support
    Windows - perfect support
    Mac OSX - perfect support
    Synology - perfect support
    QNAP - no unicode support
    ReadyNAS - no unicode support

    PiCoreplayer will be my next attempt.

    Again thanks, Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Yes, you need to add that extension manually, but that should handle Your characters.
    Thanks paul for Jumping in. I will try to buy a pi and experiment. My ideal intention was consolidate into one MACHINE.

    Can the piCoreplayer run on PC so I can test it out first?

    thanks

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    It only runs on a pi.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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