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This page explains how to fix problems with song titles and filenames using non-ASCII charcaters (Hebrew, Chinese, Georgian, etc.)
Rockbox has support for many languages and scripts, but sometimes the titles and/or filenames just look like gibberish or it displays 'boxes' instead of the actual characters. These problems are usually easy to solve. There are a few things to check to get it right.
Symptoms: you see 'boxes' instead of the correct characters in the file browser and in the WPS/Database
If you see 'boxes' instead of the right characters, the problem might simply be that the currectly currently selected font doesn't have support for this language/script. Check the UnicodeFontspage. page to see which fonts contain non-latin glyphs and then use Rockox Theme Settings to set the desired font.
Symptoms: the filenames don't look right, even with the proper font
If you selected the right fonts but the file names still don't show up right, there is probably a problem with the way your operating system mouted your player when the files were copied.
In Linux: make sure that the codepage that is used to store your files is also used for mounting your drive (in a UTF-8 system use iocharset=utf8 as a mount option)
Symptoms: the titles in the WPS/database are not displayed correctly, even with the proper font
If the titles are still not correctly displayed, the reason for this is probably that your tags are not stored in a unicode encoding (UTF-8, UTF-16) and the rockbox codepage doesn't match the one from your tags. To fix this, there are two options:
after this step, the database might need to be reinitialized.
If none of this has helped you to solve your problem, you can check the longer UnicodeGuide or try asking in the forums or on IRC.
r4 - 12 Oct 2009 - 19:21:59 - MarcoenHirschbergRevision r2 - 01 Oct 2009 - 08:13 - SamuelKatz
Revision r1 - 30 Sep 2009 - 22:25 - MarcoenHirschberg
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