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ackcheng
2005-09-08, 09:56
I have noticed that my friends have been having great success displaying Chinese on SB2 after installing the fonts files on the computer. However, this only works in computer running Chinese Windows. I use the English Version and have no luck.

Any advice?

kdf
2005-09-08, 10:09
Quoting ackcheng <ackcheng.1v1uxz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> I have noticed that my friends have been having great success displaying
> Chinese on SB2 after installing the fonts files on the computer.
> However, this only works in computer running Chinese Windows. I use the
> English Version and have no luck.
>
> Any advice?
>
you have to install multilanguage support as a separate step, since this is not
installed by default on English editions. A search on google should lead you
to step by step instructions.
-kdf

ackcheng
2005-09-10, 10:12
Tried that, but unfortuately, no luck! Do I have to use the Chinese Windoes xp for it to work?

dean
2005-09-10, 10:23
Actually, the advice for installing a unicode font with the
SlimServer beta is here:

<http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=15573>

On Sep 10, 2005, at 10:12 AM, ackcheng wrote:

>
> Tried that, but unfortuately, no luck! Do I have to use the Chinese
> Windoes xp for it to work?
>
>
> --
> ackcheng
>

ackcheng
2005-09-10, 11:24
Thanks!

I have actually installed all the required fonts in the correct directory. My friends using Chinese WinXP got it working but I am using Eng WinXP with multilanguage support does not work even with the 6.2 slimserver.

Do I need to change it to Chinese XP for it to work properly?

kbelinski
2005-09-10, 20:33
I am using the original XP English. No problem at all.

Furthermore, if you only want to display and not intend to enter any multilingual text, you do not even need to enable any multilingual support in Windows. IE and many other browsers including Firefox come built-in with support for multilingual display.

ackcheng
2005-09-11, 01:21
thanks,

I suppose, my problem in not with the slimserver, but iwht chinese disply on SB2 itself. Has anyone had any luck with End WinXP?

kbelinski
2005-09-11, 01:46
I am running English XP with Chinese characters correctly displayed in SB2, if that is what you are asking.

Pls provide detail of your problem.

Which file format do you play? MP3 with ID3 tag, FLAC with tag, or FLAC with cue sheet, etc.?

Are Chinese characters being displayed correctly in the web UI?

What is being displayed in SB2 in place of the Chinese characters? "??????"?


thanks,

I suppose, my problem in not with the slimserver, but iwht chinese disply on SB2 itself. Has anyone had any luck with End WinXP?

ackcheng
2005-09-11, 05:26
kbelinski

Thanks for your help! I use wav format. no tag. Chinese can be displayed on web UI but not on SB2. Of the folder has Chinese character, SB2 cannot detect the folder. If the folder is in eng and the songs in wav format use chinese character as file names, it shows something like .七情六欲.wav

Not sure what went wrong. I have seen my friend SB2 can even have the date and time display in Chinese.... Mine is in eng

kbelinski
2005-09-11, 06:37
Ok. Now I see. You have no tag and you have chosen to display filename on SB2. This might cause problem. As far as I have experienced, the new Unicode feature is really WYSIWYG, meaning What You See in Web UI Is What You Get In SB2. If the characters would not display correctly in Web UI, the same will be for SB2.

Even with the latest nightly, the "Browse Music Folder" function still does not display non-latin filename correctly. This does not bother me that much because I rarely/never use Browse Music Folder feature. I organize my music library, which are 100% FLAC, using cue sheet.

You have 3 options:

1. Encode your WAV into FLAC. Apply tag or use cue sheet. Both methods will allow the display of Chinese characters on SB2, or
2. Open a bug and wait for the fix, or
3. If you insist in keeping WAV without tag, then consider running SlimServer on Chinese Windows.

IMO, option 1 is more sensible. FLAC not only free up valuable storage space, it is lossless giving you zero degradation in audio quality. Today, I no longer see any reason why people would want to store music in WAV format.

Good luck.



kbelinski

Thanks for your help! I use wav format. no tag. Chinese can be displayed on web UI but not on SB2. Of the folder has Chinese character, SB2 cannot detect the folder. If the folder is in eng and the songs in wav format use chinese character as file names, it shows something like .七情六欲.wav

Not sure what went wrong. I have seen my friend SB2 can even have the date and time display in Chinese.... Mine is in eng

ackcheng
2005-09-11, 06:45
Thanks! I see. I think I will follow your advice and use option 1!

firestorm
2005-11-27, 16:55
guys, did you manage to solve the problem with slimserver not being able to detect directory names in Chinese which shows up ok under Win XP ?

I have Win XP SP2 English version.
SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 5295 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
(27 Nov 2005 build)
SB3 and softsqueeze

I have put CODE2000.TTF and Cybercjk.ttf in Slimserver\server\Graphics directory

Nearly all mp3/flac that have Chinese in the directory or filename are not recognised at all by slimserver. The ones that are recognised comes out as non-sensical. e.g. 慳橉.

I'm interested to see if any one that can read Chinese can get the following artists and title to show up on their SB ??

许冠杰.财神到.1978

and

十萬個為什麼 by 王菲

Thanks

btw WMP v9 displays the titles ok and I can see them ok in windows explorer
also -d graphics doesn't pick up anything untowards

firestorm
2005-12-29, 06:21
any one with experience with displaying asian characters help with this problem ?

btw I don't use itunes, I use a sb3

Dan Sully
2005-12-29, 08:47
* firestorm shaped the electrons to say...

>any one with experience with displaying asian characters help with this
>problem ?

Does this bug describe your issue?

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2475

-D
--
<dr.pox> what're the units of the coefficient of agnosticity? I don't knows per hour?

firestorm
2005-12-30, 04:28
Hello Dan,
I haven't used the search function yet - I have however tried browse music -> music folders -> .... and playlists that point to songs with unicode titles.

I have rescanned the library many times.

I have also noticed this problem with real streaming stations, like
http://www.rthk.org.hk/live1.asx

The station name is displayed incorrectly.

I'll see if I can search the songs.

Thanks

Belgo
2006-01-13, 08:11
Hi, I am a SB3 user with version 6.2.1. I have followed the instructions on the "get started" page to download all the true font types for Chinese characters. But it didn't work. Couldn't display any Chinese characters on both Web interface and SB3.

I am using Windows Xp. I would be very grateful if anyone can point me to the right direction.

Thanks.