Today DVDAuthor 0.7.0 was released.
It has several new options for locale encoding and subtitles. The complete ChangeLog can be read here.
I tested this new version with tovid and DeVeDe, the two front-ends I use for DVDAuthor, and everything worked fine.
The updated SlackBuild has been submitted to SlackBuilds.org and the pre-built packages are available on my [...]