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Topic: ISO 8859-1 or UTF-8 for tagging FLAC files (Read 1203 times) previous topic - next topic
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ISO 8859-1 or UTF-8 for tagging FLAC files

Hello, I'm using the Kid3 tagging software for Linux. I've noticed the default encoding is set to ISO-8859-1. I'm not sure if that applies for FLAC/Vorbis or just MP3 files (perhaps FLAC handles that automatically? I have no idea). I was wondering if I should switch to UTF-8. I don't have unicode characters in the name of songs but I use characters like
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Re: ISO 8859-1 or UTF-8 for tagging FLAC files

Reply #2
FLAC uses Vorbis comments, not ID3 tags. Vorbis comments use UTF-8.

Re: ISO 8859-1 or UTF-8 for tagging FLAC files

Reply #3
Yes, that's what I said.

Re: ISO 8859-1 or UTF-8 for tagging FLAC files

Reply #4
According to the manual, the text encoding settings only apply to ID3. FLAC doesn't use ID3, so it won't affect your FLAC files.