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Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Hi,

I'm trying to get a music player that will display Simplified Chinese characters and at the same time translate all Traditional characters into Simplified.

Can it be done in foobar?

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #1
Yes (everything is unicode-based).

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #2
Okay, I have installed it, but I still cannot see the Chinese characters.  Is there something special I have to do to it?

 

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #3
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Okay, I have installed it, but I still cannot see the Chinese characters.  Is there something special I have to do to it?
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1.Make sure your playlist's font supports characters you want to display.

2.If you have problems with right display of id3v2 tags, try to play with option called "decode and write ISO-8859-1 tags using system codepage" under id3v2 plugin options. Then reload info from file(s) you have problems.

3.If you still have problems, try to play with option called: "double width characters in title formating" under preferences -> display.
Of course reload info from file(s) to have changes visible

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #4
You might want to check out this recent thread too...
"ONLY THOSE WHO ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ACHIEVE THE ABSURD"
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Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #5
To WILU: I have looked all over and I still cannot find 'id3v2 plugin options'.

To Mr_Rabid_Teddybear: I have DL'ed the special version, and I don't have the 'freedb' plugin.

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #6
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To WILU: I have looked all over and I still cannot find 'id3v2 plugin options'.

To Mr_Rabid_Teddybear: I have DL'ed the special version, and I don't have the 'freedb' plugin.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=274895"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Can you upload a short sample of file making problems (with tags of course)? Helping you will be far easier...

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #7
Sorry; cannot.  It's an online radio that I listen to.

http://yekaroo.com/index.php

DL the winamp file and play on foobar2000.

Not all songs have Chinese characters.  But I would still like to be able to see the song's name.

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #8
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To WILU: I have looked all over and I still cannot find 'id3v2 plugin options'.

To Mr_Rabid_Teddybear: I have DL'ed the special version, and I don't have the 'freedb' plugin.
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Eh, I don't really get your question, but the best special installer you'll find at [a href="http://www.saunalahti.fi/cse/foobar2000.php]Case's site[/url] (bottom of page). Important: Take care that you do install the plugins you'll want during install.
You can also find it here. You should also download iconv.dll (multilanguage support dll) and put it in foobar2000 folder, if the question are charset conversion with foo_freedb.
But I didn't mention foo_freedb in the other thread, i was talking about foo_codepage_action, that's why I don't really understand what you are referring to...

The options for id3v2 tagging component you'll find under Preferences > Components (that is if you installed foo_id3v2.dll in the first place, if not reread first part of this answer or find it here).
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Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #9
I'm just playing with this radiostation and can confirm problems with proper displaying of the fonts ( I guess the reason is lack of proper font in my system). Do you know a font which should display chinese letters?

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #10
Re: Masstagger > Edit Tags > Add >

Where is this Masstagger?

RE: Do you know a font which should display chinese letters?

No.  Any standard font I use converts unreadable characters into Chinese on my browser, but not sure on file names.

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Reply #11
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Re: Masstagger > Edit Tags > Add >

Where is this Masstagger?
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It should show up in context menu (right click on playlist)

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Do you know a font which should display chinese letters?
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I use Lucida Console in my playlist. Works. Lucida Sans Unicode works. Tahoma seems to work. Probably several of default MS fonts. Arial Unicode MS are absolutely shure (biggest font around, some 23 MB large, comes bundled with MS Office, you can also get it off an MS Office CD if you - like me - don't care to install that stuff).

But you have to go into Control Panel > Regional settings and choose install support for east asian languages. I installed support for all languages and codepages Windows support, not because I understand very many languages, but because I prefer to see webpages etc. displayed the way intended, instead of questionmarks or squares or "cartoon swearing".

I'm on XP sp2 BTW. I think I remember that there was a bit difference in the way support for east asian languages was installed on W2K.
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Reply #12
OK, I just found chinese fonts and installed it from this location:

http://www.twinbridge.com/Products/CJKTTFo...hnFontUser2.asp

I installed both, traditional and simplified version. And unfortunenely I'm still not able to make it work as it should. I just wonder if it is only a problem with http reader (I don't have a file with chinese tags inside to test -  to check if it still happens on non streams), or maybe I'm doing something wrong...

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #13
send one song to me (concentration at gmail dot com) that you cant see the chinese language, i will check it out for you.

give me your email, i will send you one song in chinese title to confirm.

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Reply #14
I use Windows 2000.  So settings may be different from Windows XP and 2003.

RE: "Convert all tags using codepage..."

This option is not available in Masstagger > Add > Select action type >

RE: send one song to me

You got mail!

At the moment, this is how my foobar2000 looks like:

http://serv1.uploadengine.com/1108785306.gif

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #15
Hmmm... actually Lucida Console don't seem to contain any east asian characters when viewed in Windows Character Map, neither does Tahoma. But first shows Chinese characters in fb2k playlist and second in Explorer window showing filenames. I guess that's something due to having installed east asian characters in XP? Arial Unicode MS on the other hand seems to contain a very large number of east asian characters. Anyway I had to use the procedure described here to get it right because of those ANSI id3v2 tags (I also converted them to ape2 in the process).

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RE: "Convert all tags using codepage..."

This option is not available in Masstagger > Add > Select action type >
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Well, not until you have placed foo_codepage_action.dll in foobar2000/components directory and restarted foobar2000 it isn't (please read my posts a bit more carefully thanks...).

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[a href="http://serv1.uploadengine.com/1108785306.gif]http://serv1.uploadengine.com/1108785306.gif[/url]
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Yes, you got some "cartoon swearing" there... 
"ONLY THOSE WHO ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ACHIEVE THE ABSURD"
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Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #16
Finally got it to work.  The problem was not in the media player but the language packs in Windows.  I forgot to install it when I reformated my computer.

I feel like an idiot. 

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #17
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RE: send one song to me

You got mail!

At the moment, this is how my foobar2000 looks like:

http://serv1.uploadengine.com/1108785306.gif
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=274972"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


now this has become my problem, i cant see the chinese characters on the file you sent me. 

i have everything installed and i can see chinese char on my wma files.

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Reply #18
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I feel like an idiot.  
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Don't we all at times? At least me, frequently.... 
"ONLY THOSE WHO ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ACHIEVE THE ABSURD"
        - Oceania Association of Autonomous Astronauts

Can Foobar Use Unicode?

Reply #19
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Sorry; cannot.  It's an online radio that I listen to.

http://yekaroo.com/index.php

DL the winamp file and play on foobar2000.

Not all songs have Chinese characters.  But I would still like to be able to see the song's name.
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I guess that station are sending ANSI strings, so unless you change your systems default codepage to Big5 (not possible for me, as I don't understand chinese) I guess there's just no way to get the stream metadata to display correctly in fb2k playlist. Maybe if one ripped the stream to harddisk it would be possible to convert the tags on the files afterwards....? I don't care enough, but a tool like [a href="http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/sr32/]Streamripper32[/url] could maybe be useful if somebody did.....
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