Bug #516

Unmodified tags with special characters are not seen

Added by A Z almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Start date:
March 06, 2015
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Audacious doesn't seem to see unmodified audio tags that contain special characters (like accented vowels). If these tags are modified by a tag editor (I use Puddletag), then they appear like normal even if the special character is unchanged.


#1 Updated by John Lindgren almost 7 years ago

Please provide an example file. Also tell us what version of Audacious you are using, and what your character encoding settings are.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren almost 7 years ago

Also see if any messages are printed in the console and copy those here.

#3 Updated by A Z almost 7 years ago

WARNING [whine_locale]: Cannot convert from locale (UTF-8): M�sica Instrumental Andina

After changing the fallback encoding setting to ISO-8859-1 from UTF-8, everything was fine. Back when 3.5 was released, though, ISO gave me various problems but UTF-8 worked for everything. I wonder why it's different now (I'm on 3.6, but also had this problem on 3.5.2).

#4 Updated by John Lindgren almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Probably related to the problems you had in 3.5:

This announcement does also mention that you should keep ISO-8859-1 as a fallback even after updating. You do not need to add UTF-8 as a fallback any more in 3.6; it is always the first option tried, and the bug for which it was a workaround, has been fixed.

P.S. Probably the original tags used ISO-8859-1, and Puddletag re-encodes them using Unicode of some sort.

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