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Bug 157132 - [id3tag] character encoding not translated to latin1
[id3tag] character encoding not translated to latin1
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 306627
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gst-plugins
Other Linux
: Normal minor
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-02 13:02 UTC by Peter Nelson
Modified: 2006-01-27 14:30 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Peter Nelson 2004-11-02 13:02:19 UTC
Insert 'non-ascii' characters into the text fields.
Sound juicer will write that into the id3 tag directly, where as it seems that
converting to iso8859-1 is required.

Muine and Rhythmbox auto-convert the tags from latin1 to utf-8, so show broken
fields. This is apparently 'correct' behaviour.
Comment 1 Ross Burton 2004-11-02 19:48:38 UTC
As I understand it, the GStreamer tag library works with UTF-8 and should
convert where required?  Is this a bug in GStreamer, usage, or in other
Comment 2 Christophe Fergeau 2004-11-07 21:37:39 UTC
Are you talking about id3v2 tags (put at the beginning of files) or id3v1 tags
(put at the end of files) ?
id3v2 tags should be properly encoded by gstreamer, id3v1 tags don't have their
encoding specified by the id3v1 spec, so writing them as utf8 is as correct as
converting them to iso8859-1 and writing them.

Could you provide a file having issues to be imported by rhythmbox ?
Comment 3 Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 2004-12-21 16:13:31 UTC
Peter we need an update from you to proceed?
Comment 4 Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 2005-01-13 12:11:29 UTC
Nothing heard. Marking as closed. Please re-open Peter if you have requested info.
Comment 5 Ross Burton 2005-08-30 08:33:06 UTC contains a fresh bug
report.  I shall ask if he can put a file online.
Comment 6 Andy Wingo 2006-01-27 14:30:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 306627 ***