Generic API useless with Unicode for ID3v2?
linus.ml.walleij at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 11:35:19 CEST 2007
2007/10/17, Vitali Lovich <vlovich at gmail.com>:
> The better question is why UTF-8 isn't used as the default encoding
IIRC the main reason for not using UTF-8 is that there are many old
programs out there which cannot handle it, since it was introduced with
ID3v2 2.4 and taglib is actually one of the few libs which can handle
The interoperability and likeness to ASCII doesn't help ID3v2, each
frame is tagged with an encoding and when that has the unknown
enumeration value for UTF-8 (0x03) old implementations done
prior to 2.4 will just bail out and set the string to <null>.
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