[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Fix dll loading with Turkish locales

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Wed Jan 19 20:54:18 CET 2005

D Richard Felker III wrote ( On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 01:26:21PM -0500 ):
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 05:28:55PM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 02:57:15PM +0200, Ismail Donmez wrote:
> > > Set LC_ALL to "C" before opening audio/video decoder so character conversions 
> > > doesn't use locale settings. This have no effect on !Turkish locales where 
> > > the above problem doesn't apply.
> > 
> > Rejected. To fix this crash alone, changing loader/win32.c, line 5311 is
> > enough.
> > Also this patch still won't make MPlayer work correctly,
> > case-insensitive comparisons are needed all over the place, e.g. http
> > requests and (in some places) option parsing.
> > The only thing that comes close to a solution (which would be fixing
> > how the language is represented on the computer) is to provide our own
> > implementation of strcasecmp (same is true to sscanf etc., too).
> > The own implementation may of course consist of a simple wrapper that
> > just sets LC_ALL to "C"...
> I have a much simpler patch proposal: remove setlocale() from
> mplayer.c. Unless/until mplayer works around all this brokenness, it
> should not be used. There are all sorts of issues with . versus , in
> numbers, and many more I'm sure. What is locale even useful for?? Do
> users really care if their local date format/decimal separator is
> used??? IMO it's all nonsense.

I tend to agree. Especially the . vs , got me nearly freakin out once.
Is there anything/anyone that really needs it?

  Alex (beastd)

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