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Automatically convert non-English ID3 tags to Unicode Apps
I've always been frustrated when importing Arabic MP3s into iTunes, since the names and titles of the files are regularly garbled. This is because most Windows MP3 programs write ID3 tags in the Windows-encoded CP1256 character set; other Windows encodings have different, yet similarly cryptic titles. iTunes on the other hand behaves properly, and sticks to Unicode.

I found a very simple (and free!) program entitled Unicode Rewriter that can batch convert MP3s' ID3 tags to Unicode. This application is a huge time saver, since the other option is to retype the information manually -- if you have it to begin with.
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How can you tell?
Authored by: extra88 on Feb 15, '05 02:06:27PM

How can you tell what encoding was used when the tags were written in the first place?

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How can you tell?
Authored by: bedouin on Feb 15, '05 04:10:26PM

You'll probably just have to do some Googling, or ask Linux users who speak the language in question, since they usually encounter the same problems with do with Windows encoding issues.

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Automatically convert non-English ID3 tags to Unicode
Authored by: krokodil on Feb 15, '05 02:14:03PM

I was doing something like this for russian id3 tags for some time using
similar Java program. I wish somebody find a way to integrate this functionality to iTunes via Apple Script, so I can just select bunch of
songs in iTunes and convert their ID3 tags encoding.

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