Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] utf8 in net-rhythmbox-

I'll try that - even though I am puzzled: how on Earth is it possible to
convert, say, Russian characters to iso8859-1? iso8859-1 doesn't cover
them. Of course, you can always write a Unicode character as a sequence
of one-byte symbols  - which is exactly what utf8 does. But anyway, I'll

BTW: it is not true that id3 tags are supposed to be iso8859-1 encoded.
According to
id3v2 tags can contain Unicode text - but in 16-bit` encoding (utf16)
rather than utf8. Maybe Is hould experiment  with asking easytag to
encode the tags in utf16 encoding...


On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 18:00, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> Since I listen to music in a lot of Russian, Latvian, Icelandic and
> other obscure languages I researched this a while ago myself and it this
> is a solution:
> ID3 tags are expected to contain ISO-8859-1 symbols, so start easytag
> like this:
> LANG=C easytag&
> then tag your files with special chars, they will be saved as iso88591.
> RB will convert the iso88591 it finds in the tags to utf8 and display it
> correctly.
> Jorn
> PS I've been hacking a bit at rb again, I have a holiday now and I am
> planning to spend at least one or two days on it.
> fre 2003-04-25 klockan 23.33 skrev Alexander Kirillov:
> > Hi all:
> > can someone tell me if it is a bug I should report or a configuration
> > error on my part?
> > 
> > I have a lot of mp3 files with tags (Author/Title/...) with non-latin
> > symbols: all tags are in utf8 format (and I also use locale en_US.utf8).
> > Easytag and  xmms (after some effort) have no problem with it. However,
> > when I used net-rhythmbox (built myself on Mandrake 9.1), all
> > non-latin  symbols are unreadable: all tags are shown as if they were in
> > iso8859-1 encoding, so any two-byte utf8 char is shown as 2 symbols
> > (and, of course, completely unreadable - anyone wants a screenshot?)
> > 
> > Any tips?
> > 
> > Best,
> > Sasha
> > 
> > 
> >   
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