I originally ripped some songs on a mac, and am trying to consolidate my collection. But I'm doing it on Win7.
I used the $validate(,~), but there were several files that didn't rename because the apostrophe is illegal, but it wasn't changed to a tilde.
I can't create files on a portable drive (using exFAT) that has the collection since validate does not remove the single-quote/apostrophe - on US keyboards it is below the standard double-quote, i.e. "'", and I can't enter it into ANY of the string operations - I get syntax errors, and I haven't found any way to escape or substitute it. I can't even filter "all files containing an '".
"Surely You're Joking" by Richard Feynman. I can't search for these and validate should change it to You~re.
Perhaps there is a way to enter apostrophes, but I've tried finding an answer and haven't come up with anything. If validate would simply add the apostrophe to the list of invalid characters it converted it would have worked and would fix this bug. But in general, since ' is valid in ID3 strings but not in any Windows fields or other string operators, the larger problem is to allow entering arbitrary characters maybe by hex or decimal value.