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Christian Pernegger
2005-03-23, 11:26
>Any idea when is this [UTF-8 support on the sb] coming? I'd hate to tag my
>Hebrew CDs twice.

I tag my foreign language music by setting each tag twice, e. g.:

ARTIST=遊佐未森
ARTIST=Yusa Mimori

and so on for ALBUM and TITLE. Slimserver will always use the last
occurrence of a given tag, so that will be some transcribed version in
latin-1, while the original information resides in the first one. Compatible
software like foobar2000 will always show both tags or be configurable. This
works at least for formats with vorbis tags, i.e. ogg and flac.

Should there come a time when all my playback software and hardware supports
UTF-8 I can just remove the latin-1 entries via a script.

C.

Marc Sherman
2005-03-23, 11:55
Christian Pernegger wrote:
>> Any idea when is this [UTF-8 support on the sb] coming? I'd hate to
>> tag my Hebrew CDs twice.
>
>
> I tag my foreign language music by setting each tag twice, e. g.:
>
> ARTIST=遊佐未森
> ARTIST=Yusa Mimori

Alternatively, SlimServer could use Text::Unidecode to transliterate
unicode to US-ASCII for regions of the unicode character set that are
missing from the squeezebox fonts.

- Marc

Dan Sully
2005-03-23, 12:18
* Marc Sherman shaped the electrons to say...

>Alternatively, SlimServer could use Text::Unidecode to transliterate
>unicode to US-ASCII for regions of the unicode character set that are
>missing from the squeezebox fonts.

Text::Unidecode is a neat hack, but it has it's limitations, especially for Hebrew.

And in the spirit of hacks, here's a quick patch if you want to try it out.

Text::Unidecode must be installed on your system.

http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/S/SB/SBURKE/Text-Unidecode-0.04.tar.gz

-D
--
It does not do to leave a live Dragon out of your calculations..

Marc Sherman
2005-03-23, 13:23
Dan Sully wrote:
>
> Text::Unidecode is a neat hack, but it has it's limitations, especially
> for Hebrew.

Ys, t ds, thts tr. But as the docs say, "it's better than nothing." :)

- Marc