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    mp3 song title

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

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    Non-standard characters will not display in Streetdeck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    Non-standard characters will not display in Streetdeck.
    What is standard? US-ASCII ? ISO-8859-1? Windows-1252?

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    Quote 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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    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
    StreetDeck Fonts

    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 ?

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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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?

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