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klausbgva
2005-09-30, 13:00
I did copy a few japanese songs with japanese titles and in unix the kanji charachters have been transformed into regular asci characters.

Any suggestions on how and if this can be fixed in the linux Filesystem.

The same issue exists with some Windows application which break the file names as well.

Christian Pernegger
2005-10-01, 08:38
> I did copy a few japanese songs with japanese titles and in unix the
> kanji charachters have been transformed into regular asci characters.

By what method did you copy the files? Samba can handle Windows'
unicode filenames, not sure if "display charset = UTF-8" is even
needed in [global].

With the locale set to UTF-8 everything should work just fine.

C.

klausbgva
2005-10-02, 09:38
Hi Christian,

Thanks for the hint. The files have been copied with Samba. They still appear Ok when I look at them form a Windows Browser but the are all strange in linux (this is what the slimbox display.

Have not figured out how to fix that but at leas I know where to look for. I will post the solution once I get it.

klausbgva
2005-10-09, 08:10
I have made progress but I am not quiet there.

The files are OK on Linux
They display ok in the slimserver web interface.

They don't appear to be working on the slimbox LCD display.

Are there any hidden settings I have not discovered.

Any help or suggestions are welcome.

EFP
2007-06-06, 11:26
I'm seeing strange things trying to get my Japanese characters working as well.. (on a knoppmyth box)

I've enabled the en_US.UTF-8 locale and charmap,
forced slimserver to use LC_CTYPE utf8,
transferred files using windows file sharing,
the ARIALUNI.TTF font is loaded properly as reported by debugging,
and everything seems to be working
EXCEPT if my formatting is set to FILE.EXT

tags show up properly, and browsing music folder looks good, but if I add a song to the play list then the now playing screen on the right looks like accented ascii instead of the proper glyphs.
I suppose the easy fix would be to use something besides FILE.EXT for formatting..
but I'm still curious whats going on

could it be I need to change MySQL to use utf8 as well?