On Friday 24 March 2006 13:34, James Wilkinson wrote: > > A backup from an FC3 machine listed > SUPPORTED="en_GB.UTF-8:en_GB:en:en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en" > although I doubt both en references are strictly necessary. > OK, I've altered the file. > > Here's a sample - > > > > ../Mp3/marisa_monte/rose_and_charcoal/06_dan�_da_solid�.mp3 > > > > The title should read > > > > 06_dança_da_solidäo.mp3 > > That's actually a different symptom of the same problem. UTF8 takes two > bytes to store most common non-ASCII characters, whereas the ISO-8859 > family always uses one byte. > > What you first described was seeing the two UTF8 bytes in an ISO-8859 > program, so each accented character shows as two ISO-8859 characters > (some of which will probably be "illegal", so you'll see spaces or > something similar there). > It's quite possible that the two different displays were because, when first attempting to troubleshoot this, I experimented by setting different character sets in kde. > What you've just illustrated is an ISO-8859 name viewed in an UTF-8 > environment, where two ISO-8859 characters are interpreted as one > illegal UTF-8 character. > > My first reaction is to blame the generating program (what was it?) Grip generated the mp3s. I first saw the problem in k3b, but then in konqueror and kmail, all under FC4. > In > my experience, many MP3 programs, following Winamp's example, have gone > flat-out for skins and custome text-handling. Too many of them don't > support UTF8 in $LANG properly. > > Alternatively, what did the server box use to run? How did you transfer > the files? Red Hat went to UTF-8 early, and many other distros took a > lot longer to upgrade. And transferring files might not get the > conversion right. > It was running Mandriva 10.0. In truth, though, I can't remember whether the box that generated the files was running Mdv 10.1 or 10.2. I don't think 10.0 had utf-8 (could be wrong) but it's very likely that I never elected to use utf-8 when it first became available. > (You used to use Mandriva, didn't you? I'm not sure when they adopted > UTF-8...) > > I wrote: > > As for the single e-mail -- I'd blame the other end, personally. > > Anne said: > > Maybe. Maybe he has the same problem as I do. > > Um. Mail clients have no business not knowing which encoding they're > using. And if they know that, they've no business not putting it into > the headers of outgoing e-mail properly. > > We've proved that your e-mail client can receive UTF-8. I suppose > there's still the chance that your correspondent used a weird encoding > that your client didn't understand. But you're not going to get the > "right" message anyway in those situations, except by blind luck. > Well thanks for the insights I've got, anyway. And finding convmv was another good thing to come out of it. It all helps. Anne > > -- > E-mail address: james | In the Royal Air Force a landing's OK, > @westexe.demon.co.uk | If the pilot gets out and can still walk away. > > | But in the Fleet Air Arm the outlook is grim, > | If your landings are duff and you've not learnt to > | swim.
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