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    Some of my mp3s are chinese song, is possible to display chinese in streetdeck?? how can i do it?? Thanks

  • #2
    Non-standard characters will not display in Streetdeck.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by god_of_cpu
      Non-standard characters will not display in Streetdeck.
      What is standard? US-ASCII ? ISO-8859-1? Windows-1252?

      Pim

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      • #4
        Originally posted by god_of_cpu
        Non-standard characters will not display in Streetdeck.

        THAT SUCKS! No Unicode support? You guys should definatly fix this problem!!!!!
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        • #5
          It has been written elsewhere that StreetDeck
          uses PNG images to display text, rather than
          use Windows to render it.

          So the source of these fonts would need to
          make every character available as a bitmap
          in order to fully support unicode.

          Maybe this can be done if the fonts are rendered
          from a TrueType or PostScript font, but I
          don't know the origin of the fonts.

          Edit: I see it's actually quite well documented in
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70007

          Unfortunately, the situation is worse than I expected:
          there's only US-ASCII support, so even accented characters
          will not display ... That really hurts!

          Seeing this I suppose asking for Unicode is too much, but
          can't you at least extend the character set to Windows-1252 ?

          Pim

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pim

            Unfortunately, the situation is worse than I expected:
            there's only US-ASCII support, so even accented characters
            will not display ... That really hurts!

            Seeing this I suppose asking for Unicode is too much, but
            can't you at least extend the character set to Windows-1252 ?

            Pim

            If there is a will there is a way! I'll look into the ".png" deal, there might be a way to get other languages into streetDeck. Because many of my song titles are in other languages. And would think more than 1/2 people that will use StreetDeck will be really disappointed about this fact.
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            • #7
              Version 1.0.4.5 will support ASCII charecters 32-256. You will have to delete the bitmap font files for the fonts you want to have extended support for. If the font isn't found, a font will be generated from the ASCII character set with extended support. You will lose drop shadows, outlines, and all other features specific to bitmap fonts when the font is auto generated.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by god_of_cpu
                Version 1.0.4.5 will support ASCII charecters 32-256
                That's great! But ASCII defines only characters 32-127. So the rest will be probably defined either according to iso-8859-1 (aka latin1) or windows-1252. Windows-1252 (aka Windows Western) is a superset of iso-8859-1; using that would enable a few characters (like curly quotes) that would otherwise only be encodable in utf-8 or utf-16.

                It would be even better if the character set would be user selectable; for instance you would be able to load a font containg greek characters (above value 127) and have utf-16 encoded ID3 tags be translated to the character set corresponding to the font.

                Doing so would enable almost any language, beit that only only language can be displayed correctly at a time without reloading a font.

                Pim

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pim
                  That's great! But ASCII defines only characters 32-127. So the rest will be probably defined either according to iso-8859-1 (aka latin1) or windows-1252. Windows-1252 (aka Windows Western) is a superset of iso-8859-1; using that would enable a few characters (like curly quotes) that would otherwise only be encodable in utf-8 or utf-16.

                  It would be even better if the character set would be user selectable; for instance you would be able to load a font containg greek characters (above value 127) and have utf-16 encoded ID3 tags be translated to the character set corresponding to the font.

                  Doing so would enable almost any language, beit that only only language can be displayed correctly at a time without reloading a font.

                  Pim
                  For now just use TagScanner 4.9 Final:

                  http://www.free-codecs.com/download_...hp?d=230&s=160

                  It will allow you to change ID3 Tags from you native language into English translit automatically. Also you can batch rename files... etc
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by debugger
                    It will allow you to change ID3 Tags from you native language into English translit automatically.
                    Are you suggesting I translate all my utf-8/utf-16/iso-8859-1 encoded tags, which display perfectly in every other application, to us-ascii, in order to suit a single broken application?

                    Pim

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                    • #11
                      why not copy the files and re-name/translate them.. that way you can use them in both instances without ruining one or the other? And no were not saying you should translate them to use them with a 'broken' piece of software, were suggesting that the software isnt 'broken' it just doesnt do exactly what you want it to do.. wouldnt it be great if when I bought a computer it had one program on it called "Idoeverythingforeverybody" and it did everything that everybody in the entire world wanted it to do.. that'd be sweet...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fooshizn1x
                        why not copy the files and re-name/translate them.. that way you can use them in both instances without ruining one or the other?
                        I see what you mean. But then, it would waste a lot of resources without much benefit. "Translating" to US-ASCII is not much different from dropping characters, which is what we are facing anyway.

                        Pim

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                        • #13
                          Freetype

                          god_of_cpu, I understand you need bitmap fonts for your UI. Why don't you just render them at runtime? Freetype could do that for you.

                          Pim

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                          • #14
                            Streetdeck already can create the fonts at runtime and infact will if you don't have any fonts in the skin directory. The whole point of having bitmap fonts though is so you can implement cool looking and usable skins with free form fonts with drop shadows, outlines, glow effects, warping, etc which you lose out on if you simply auto generate them from a standard ttf font.
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