Storing a UTF8 string fails with Cyrillic characters.

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Wed Jun 1 02:19:28 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 31 May 2005 23:11, Brian Nickel wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm writting a tagging plugin for the Muine Music Player (Gnome/C#)
> using TagLib. Everything is going well, and the library is beautiful
> to use, but I'm trying to get UTF8 strings to save as UTF8.
> One simple example:
>    char * val = "Да, вы можете.";
>    myTag->setTitle (TagLib::String(val, TagLib::String::UTF8));
>    // myTag->title ().toCString (true) == "0, 2K <>65B5."
> Am I just doing something wrong, or is there another way to go about
> this, or is it a bug?

It's probably just an issue somewhere between unicode literals (i.e. did you 
save the file as UTF-8 encoded?) the console's locale and whatnot.  It should 
work fine in real code -- that's the same method we use to convert things to 
and from QString and it works quite well:

#define QStringToTString(s) TagLib::String(s.utf8().data(), 

(s.utf8().data() just returns a "const char *" of utf8 data)



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