iTunes won't display Chinese characters - please help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jon08, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I have quite a large portion of Chinese, Korean etc. songs for which, when I open their folder on Macintosh HD, it displays all the characters perfectly, but as soon as they are loaded into iTunes, they would all turn into a bunch of question marks.

    Please don't tell me to go retype each and every one of them, as that would be awfully time-consuming and I couldn't really afford to spend so much time on that only...

    There must be another way to make it work...??
  2. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
  3. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    sorry friend, but you will have to retype it. i'm not sure why this happens but it happened to me as well. all my korean song id's didn't get imported properly. anytime i download or receive files with korean in it, it comes out funky. i'm looking for solutions myself.
  4. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I've downloaded iTunes in Chinese and now it displays more songs properly, but still not all of them. Well, at least some progress...
  5. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
  6. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I just tried enabling Chinese language only, and it doesn't help for those "???" Chinese songs of mine...:(
  7. Schipperenzot macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    It's because of the ID3-tags. Nothing you can do about!

    You have to retype all the songs...
  8. sorlo macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    problem on the id3 encoding

    mac itunes only support unicode.
    the song's info show up error because you have big5 or GB ....
    find a software to convert the id3 encoding and make the id3 tag in unicode
    google "convertz802"
    i use that to batch convert all the songs

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