FS#5089 - Accented Characters in Playlists Don't Work?
I recently got Rockbox and put it on my H120. I copied a bunch of files over, including some playlists I have for an artist whose name has an accented "e" in it (google "Bela Fleck" and you'll see the proper spelling with the accent). Anyway, when I tried to load up a playlist that included a file with an accented "e" in it, it looked as if Rockbox couldn't find the files with the accents. (All other files were fine.) For example, Rockbox won't play any of the files in the attached "WorksOnPC_NotOnPlayer.m3u" playlist.
However, if I generate the playlist using Rockbox on the H120 itself, everything works fine -- and the playlist looks like the attached file "WorksOnPlayer_NotOnPC.m3u". However, that playlist doesn't work on my PC.
If you open them both up in notepad, they look identical. However, opening them up in XEmacs (or any other more sophisticated text editor, I suppose) showed the difference -- in the playlist that works on the PC, XEmacs shows the accented "e" properly. However, in the playlist that works on the player, the accented "e" shows up as some weird character (an A with a tilde on top, followed by a copyright symbol).
Since I just got Rockbox and have no idea how it works, I have no idea what's causing this...all I know is, it would be nice if Rockbox treated accented characters the same way as my PC, so I wouldn't have to hand-tune my playlists that have accented characters.
P.S. Thanks for an awesome piece of software! I'm gonna stick with Rockbox anyway...and if somebody can point me in the right direction, I'd be happy to lend a hand trying to fix this.
Thursday, 30 November 2006, 19:24 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: This should now be fixed. .m3u playlists are read using the default code page. However, if the file does begin with a BOM, it will be read as UTF-8, regardless of extension.