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    "&" Ampersand Bug in 6.3.1?

    Hi All,

    Anyone else noticed that the symbol "&" has stopped appearing as listed in itunes playlists when 6.3.0 is used. Thinking of upgrading to 6.3.1 but wonder if its still there. I am reliably informed thats it ok in 6.5 [Thanks Chris] and I had no problems in old builds prior to 6.3 (as far as my short memory goes!).

    I have not entered a bug for this one, and am not sure whether to do so until I get more feedback

    see
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...t=25650&page=2
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...ight=ampersand

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    Upgraded but no improvement

    Just for the record, I have upgraded to 6.3.1 and the playlists from itunes still do not display "&".

    Hope this will be fixed in 6.3.2.

    alex

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    the only official work is being done on 6.5
    -k

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    Marc Sherman
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    Re: "&" Ampersand Bug in 6.3.1?

    ajmitchell wrote:
    > Just for the record, I have upgraded to 6.3.1 and the playlists from
    > itunes still do not display "&".
    >
    > Hope this will be fixed in 6.3.2.


    It's very unlikely to be fixed in 6.3.2. It's a purely cosmetic bug,
    with an easy workaround. Point releases like 6.3.2 (if there even is one
    coming) are generally reserved for bugs that have a significant impact
    on a large percentage of the user base (or a critical impact on a
    smaller subset).

    - Marc

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    Strange

    I am a bit dissapointed the Ampersand issue is still there (for me) in 6.5.0 and 6.5.1

    It looks from the above threads like it was due to be fixed for 6.5.0 but any playlists in itunes that use "&" are abbreviated for me.

    For example R&B appears as R

    Anyone one else note this as still broken or fixed?

    alex

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    Ben Sandee
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    Re: "&" Ampersand Bug in 6.3.1?

    On 10/9/06, ajmitchell <
    ajmitchell.2ff90z1160415901 (AT) no-...limdevices.com> wrote:
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    > I am a bit dissapointed the Ampersand issue is still there (for me) in
    > 6.5.0 and 6.5.1



    Hey, what's the bug id that you filed for it? I'd like to see the history.

    Thanks,
    Ben


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    Could be worth it

    Thanks Ben for taking an interest in the Ampersand issue.

    I already mentioned I have not filed a bug yet (please read the earlier thread), because I wanted to see if this was an issue for other people.....I doubt I am not the only one experiencing this problem....but I cannot be sure. Maybe someone else has filed one?

    Whilst we are on this Ben, do you have an issue with ampersands in your playlists?

    In fact can anyone else get the symbol "&" in an itunes playlist to display correctly on 6.3 or above (including 6.5.0)??????

    If not, I agree it worth filing a bug and getting it fixed.

    Alex

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    For example R&B appears as R
    I had the same problem. I replaced it by Rythm and blues.

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    Re: "&" Ampersand Bug in 6.3.1?

    Nostromo wrote:
    >> For example R&B appears as R
    >>

    >
    > I had the same problem. I replaced it by Rythm and blues.


    Where "the same problem" is spending time working around a bug without
    bothering to report it in the bug database so it has a chance of ever
    getting fixed?

    It's worth noting that while some related bugs have been fixed, no-one
    seems to have actually reported the issue you folks keep complaining about:

    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2874
    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1217
    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=242

    A good rule of thumb is, if you ever find yourself wanting to ask about
    the status of something on the mailing list, either refer to it by bug
    number, or chastise yourself for not having filed a bug yet, file the
    bug, and then refer to it by bug number. Speaking as a developer (though
    not one that works on this product) it is orders of magnitude easier to
    close duplicate and redundant bug reports than it is to track and fix
    issues that aren't being reported in the bug system.

    - Marc

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    still a problem after 2 years?

    I just tested a playlist in itunes simply called R&B to see if the ampersand issue (ie it does not display!) is still a problem. For me, it still is and R&B becomes just unreadable "R" in slimcenter 7.0.

    I am very surprised with all the good work that this issue is still there. Or am I mistaken somehow?

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