iTunes language problem

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  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    I'm having an odd problem with iTunes which is every time I try to change any information for a video (and only a video), the text comes out to some Chinese/Viatnamese/Japanese (I don't really know) characters. I tried deleting the preferences or typing what I wanted in another app and copying it into it but neither helped, anyone have any other suggestions?
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Strange... it's Chinese, FWIW... But that doesn't help. :p

    There was this thread a while back, in which something vaguely similar happened because of offending fonts. Is that a possibility?
     
  3. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Sounds similar although I haven't installed any new fonts since I installed the system, its strange that its showing up only when I edit video information, song info is fine.

    Weird.
     
  4. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Now its getting weirder, it seems like its only certain videos which this does funny characters to. I'm gonna try deleting those and reimporting them to see if that makes a difference.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    try openning up ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml and editting with textedit. I would recommend though you use http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/ (free software) and under the view option select "Show Invisible characters".

    side-note: has anyone every tried using utf-16 in one of os x's xml files?

    p.s. Vietnamese uses Roman characters.
     

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