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Old 07-01-2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Displaying MP3 tags in other languages?

I have a bunch of music on my iPod that uses Japanese characters for artist/album/song names. These appear as blank rather than showing the characters. Is there any way to get sync to display these characters, or do I need to convert the tags to their English equivalent to display them? I have seen sync systems that displayed Chinese characters, but the whole interface was in Chinese. My system is in English, and I don't want to change the system language just to display MP3 tags correctly. It's not a huge issue, but it seems like something sync could probably do.

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:03 AM   #2
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I'm afraid I don't have an answer to your question, but I'd love to know as well. I probably don't have as much Japanese music as you, but the small amount I do have (TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA!!!) shows either blank, garbled, or "???????????" for the song title. Not a huge deal, but very annoying.
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The only way to change it would probably be editing all the ID3 tags to their english equivalents.

For cars for the North American market, my guess would be that Ford used a font with only latin characters in it (i.e. Non Unicode) as relatively few people need the asian pictograph characters in North America. However in this day and age having a font and user interface that supports unicode characters is a trivial matter and you think they would have done so especially being that the latest generation of Focus is sold all over the world, save some development and localization costs you would think.
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