[vorbis] Problems with German umlauts and vorbiscomment

volsung at asu.edu volsung at asu.edu
Thu Sep 20 09:11:15 PDT 2001

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Magnus von Koeller wrote:

> as I said before on this list I use the vorbiscomment utility in my music 
> file management perl script and I've just noticed that it has huge problems 
> with German umlauts.
> "ö", for example, becomes "ö", which is QUITE annoying. In xmms, the tags 
> are displayed correctly, though. I'm using the newest libraries and stuff 
> from the Mandrake Cooker (it tells me it's RC2).

This is probably a UTF-8 issue.  oggenc uses iconv to do the UTF-8
conversions for tags, and vorbiscomment does not.  ogginfo also does not
handle UTF-8 correctly, but I'm going to fix that tomorrow.

Are you displaying the comments with vorbiscomment?

Stan Seibert

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