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‏ showing in subtitles

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:38 am
by Trilandian

I don't know if this is the correct place to ask about this.
There is a unicode character (‏) that's put into subtitle files to indicate to the subtitle filter that the text is right-to-left. However, DirectVobSub (and I also tried in VLC) simply shows the ‏ as part of the subtitles as if it's text instead of decoding it (i.e. "‏word word word" instead of "word word word") .
Does anyone know how to fix this? Is there a different subtitle filter I should be using?


Edit: I've since been able to fix the problem. It appears the subtitle files were just not encoded properly. I've been able to fix them with a program called Subtitle Edit by removing the ‏ tags and reencoding the subtitles as RTL.

Re: ‏ showing in subtitles

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:11 pm
by scooby007

Glad that you were able to fix it. Certain issues like that are normally caused when changing the encoding, as you saw. In my past experience, it was usually from SSA to .srt formats as well when not using the correct tools such as Subtitle Edit, etc.