How to change encoding of subtitles files?
#1
hello guys 
i have some movies with the subtitles , the problem i am facing is that the subtitles sometimes are scrambled when i am using KODI so i usually use application called "Subtitle Edit " to change the encoding of the srt file " of the subtitle " 
can you  help  me on how can i make KODI automatically detect and change the encoding of the subtitle  file
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(2021-11-25, 14:45)dart3210 Wrote: can you  help  me on how can i make KODI automatically detect and change the encoding of the subtitle  file

Kodi does not edit/change source files, and that includes subtitles.
If you need a different content/format of a subtitle file, then that's up to you to change. Or simply find the correct subtitle.
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#3
the subtitle  is correct  and the source  is also correct  but  when  kodi views it  on the tv screen  the letters are scrambled like  in the  following  picture 
 
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#4
Select the Arial font in the Kodi GUI, it support more character sets.
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#5
actually i already use the Arial font but  the characters are still like this
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#6
i think my problem is same to this one 

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=217692

but i don't have a solution so far
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(2021-11-25, 14:45)dart3210 Wrote: can you  help  me on how can i make KODI automatically detect and change the encoding of the subtitle  file
@CastagnaIT is currently redesigning the subtitle system in Kodi. Maybe he might know off the top of his head what the problem here is.
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#8
This might already be fixed with https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/20458/files

It'd be great if you could give a whirl to one of the most recent nightlies/nexus builds
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#9
Quote:the subtitle  is correct  and the source  is also correct  but  when  kodi views it  on the tv screen  the letters are scrambled like  in the  following  picture 

i have already seen that type of weird characters and the cause usually is a wrongly encoded subtitle file,
in this case i don't know if your subtitle file can be fixed,
but:
what version of Kodi you are using?
what language should have the subtitles?
can you try play same video/subtilte with other video players and see what happen?

if the subtitle is wrongly encoded, you can try change "Character set" in Kodi->Settings->Player->Language
but this may not make any effect because it is only a fallback setting
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