I've been struggling to find a way to solve this particular problem I'm having with a certain artist handle in ID3 tags.
The artist handle is simply "/f".
Of course, ID3v2.3 uses the / symbol as a spacer for multiple artists, so the artist handle isn't read properly. Windows and music players read it as the artist tag being only "f", which is frustrating.
Googling and reading around for a good while today, I figured that the easiest solution to this problem should be using ID3v2.4 tags which, from what I understand, don't use the / symbol as a separating value.
So, I cleared all metadata with MP3Tag from the file, changed the "Write" encoder to ID3v2.4 UTF-8 only, and put "/f" into the artist field.
Unfortunately, I still get a similar result: Windows still just reads it as "f" only, without the /. And Spotify, the music player I'm trying to play the file on, interprets it as "; f".
Is there something I'm doing wrong while trying to write ID3v2.4 tags or am I misunderstanding something about how the / symbol is used by this version of ID3?
Does anyone know if there is any other possible workaround to get the artist value to display correctly?
Any help and suggestions would be really appreciated.