Rockbox

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
    100%
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category ID3 / meta data
  • Assigned To
    learman
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by fml2 - 2007-09-02
Last edited by learman - 2007-09-03

FS#7698 - ID3 "Comment" field not correctly displayed (and read?)

The comment field in the attached file should be “ÄÖÜäöüß” (German umlauts; the problem also occurs when e.g. cyrillic letters are used). But in “Show ID3 Info” screen it is shown as in the attached image. The font used is nimbus-14, it contains the appropriate glyphs (so it’s because of the bad font).

I don’t know whether this is a problem with ID3 reading or just displaying.

Observed in r14585.

Closed by  learman
2007-09-03 16:15
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

UTF-16 comments weren't read correctly.

The comment field, rather surprisingly I think, has a BOM. I suppose Rockbox could strip those from comment fields. I don’t know if your tag is technically broken or not. It’s also UTF-16.

ff fe c4 00 d6 00 dc 00 e4 00 f6 00 fc 00 df 00

fml2 commented on 2007-09-03 07:05

In the original report, it should read “so it’s _not_ because of the bad font” of course.

fml2 commented on 2007-09-03 07:34

I don’t know anything about the ID3 standards but the tag is correctly displayed in Windows Explorer (file properties), Media Monkey, and Mp3Tag.

fml2 commented on 2007-09-03 10:44

Another thought: the presence of the BOM is a sign that the field is UTF-16 encoded (not UTF-8) since UTF-8 doesn’t need any byte order. So the correct handling of this should be done in RB. Maybe also for other fields (I don’t know if the code is the same for all fields).

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