Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] UTF-8 issues still present

On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 19:40, Alexander Winston wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 19:39, Chris Petersen wrote:
> > Unicode, yes, utf8, no.  the utf8 flag was only added to id3v2.4 -
> > versions 2.3 and earlier only support full unicode or latin1.
> What do you mean by that? All Unicode data require some sort of
> transformation format, be it UTF-1, UTF-7, UTF-8, etc.

v2.3 allows latin1 and utf-16 (that's the full two-byte character set,
no?), sorry..  I usually associate "unicode" with "utf-16".  Anyway,
from what I've read, most players/libraries don't deal well with
anything other than latin1 in v2.3 tags, so the "unicode" flag is often
discouraged from use.  v2.4 tags change all of that, of course, allowing
utf-8 and one other utf encoding (I forget which), in addition to the
original two.

Chris Petersen
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