Itune filename display problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nothing96, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. nothing96 macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2004
    I have some Chinese songs downloaded from Internet,
    when I try to play it with itune, it comes up some kind of
    weird (unreadable) character.

    Why is that? and is there a fix?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I suspect a character encoding translation problem. If you're using Windows, you'll need to switch to Chinese mode for the characters to display properly (I don't know how to do this). If you're on a Mac, odds are that the file's tags/filename aren't Unicode, and iTunes for Mac is expecting Unicode characters, so it uses whatever character happens to be there, which is garbage. This I don't have an easy fix for. The easiest method I can think of (if it's the filename, and not the tags inside that are displaying garbage) is to go to the website, look up each character in the filename in the Unicode table, and replacing it with the equivalent Unicode character.
  3. 325 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2005

    I am having the same problem right now. Did u manage to get it fixed??

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