I’m trying to display closed captioning on the movie "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks. I went to a website that has subtitles for the movie in
.srt format and downloaded them. I added them to VLC media player (64-bit) on Windows 7.
I also changed some settings in VLC while the movie is playing:
- I added the captions file (
Subtitle->Add Subtitle File...
- In the
Simple Preferencesdialog I clicked
Subtitles / OSD
- From the
Default Encodingdrop down I selected
The sub-titles displayed somewhat correctly, but not entirely; a few of the characters were missing in the subtitles.
So I downloaded Notepad++ and opened the
.srt file containing the Arabic subtitles.
To get that file to display correctly, from the menu I had to click
Encoding -> Charactersets -> Arabic-> Windows-1256
In Notepad++ it appears to display all of the characters correctly. The only setting I can think of that might need to be changed here is back in VLC, in the
Subtitles / OSD settings; and that is the
So my question is, what font does Notepad++ use to display the Arabic character set
I found a font setting that said it the font was
Courier New, but upon setting that same setting to this font in VLC the problem with some of the characters not displaying is still occurring.