I-tunes fonts help!!! see picture!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by replaycy, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hello i have this problem with fonts on i tunes

    see picture..

    how i can fix it?
     

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes is greek language..but i have lot of songs like this..
     
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    fireshot91

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    Right Click>Get Info, and then edit it in yourself seems about the only way to do it..
     
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    then what i have to do? see picture
     

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  6. macrumors regular

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    No, no, no. Right click and "Get info" on the songs themselves in iTunes.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so then??????? you cant help me like this

    thanks
     
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    fireshot91

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    Right click one song in iTunes>Get Info on them. Info tab. Then edit the name/Artist.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    I wonder if it's not a language issue, rather than a font issue. Try the following:

    1. Go into "Edit"
    2. Select "Preferences"
    3. Look at "Language" and see what is selected. If it's not English, then that's the problem and is solved by selecting it and then re-starting iTunes.

    If that doesn't address your issue, it may be that the actual font file(s) on your computer have been altered in some way. If that's the case, then it's well out of my field of expertise. Good luck with this, and let us know what happens. It might be helpful for someone else in the future with the same problem to know what it was and what worked!
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    This problem is caused by the files' metadata being stored using incorrect encoding (non-Unicode). The language setting in iTunes or fonts have nothing to do with this.

    Most likely the problem is because the files have been encoded using an old windows program. I saw similar issue after adding a couple of mp3's that were ripped with windows media player.

    To fix the problem with the specific files without re-entering all information manually, you have to find a 3rd party software that allows to convert ID3 tag encodings, for example http://unicoderewriter.sourceforge.net/. You should also research what encoding was used originally so that you set up conversion correctly. For example, if the files were ripped on a Greek PC, the encoding would be windows-1253.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean ? i downloaded this program but itunes fonts still not working.
    can you help me
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Run the program, set the source encoding to 'windows-1253' (if that doesn't work, try 'Cp1253') and convert the offending files. Then refresh the metadata in iTunes to reflect the changes: select the tracks, right click > Get Info and click OK.

    See the usage page for more details.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    which program my friend? i downloaded both pograms from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/unicoderewriter/files/ but there is only a java installation . i installed but is not working..
    what happend?
     

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