Exporting international characters


#1

How can I get an Export to preserve international chars? Currently e.g.

folder name: Creaciones inolvidables con Podestá y Bermúdez

outputs

text file: Creaciones inolvidables con Podestá y Bermúdez

:frowning:

Thanks.


#2

By default the export makes utf-8 encoded files which covers all unicode characters.
Your outputs indicates that the file is utf-8 encoded but the program you use doesn't detect it or can't display it.
Do you know if your program can read unicode text files?

In "Options > Export" do you have "[x] Export file with BOM" checked? This makes it easier to detect the encoding of a file.


#3

By default the export makes utf-8 encoded files

That fits. Any idea where I can change from that default?

Do you know if your program can read unicode text files?

In general, no - sorry not to ask more clearly.

For avoidance of doubt, I want output equivalent to the result of copy'n'paste from Explorer to Notepad. I.e. no conversion by mp3tag.

Thanks, Dano.


#4

You can use the $filename() function to define the encoding.
For your case you choose ansi as second parameter which means your system codepage.
$filename(test.txt,ansi)


#5

You can use the $filename() function to define the encoding.

Ah, how careless of me not to see that in the Help. Thanks, Dano.

Note to others: to specify just encoding avoiding "Select export file" (sic - really "Select export config") overwriting manually inputted "Export file name:" value, make the filename a null string!