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iTunes automatically localizes genres?

700 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2012 7:04 PM by turingtest2 RSS
Toivo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 10, 2012 5:36 PM

I was using iTunes on a computer set to use English as the default language. I backed up the library, then moved it to my new computer. The new computer is set to use Finnish as the default language. So far, so good.


When I open iTunes, everything's still fine. However, as soon as it has a reason to touch a track, for example playing it, it automatically with no confirmation begins to translate the genre field, so for example "Celtic" becomes "Kelttimusiikki" and "Classical" becomes "Klassinen." This of course completely mucks up all smart playlists where it doesn't change the genres accordingly.


Any advice on how to deal with this? I really don't want iTunes to automatically muck with any of the information if I don't allow it to. If it insists on translating things, I'd rather it translate everything.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to Toivo)

    Change the language of the iTunes interface to English...



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to Toivo)

    Muokkaa > Asetukset... > Keili > Englanti (Yhdysvallat) > OK


    You can also delete the folder "Lisää automaattisesti iTunesiin" from your media folder.



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to Toivo)

    Ah, my apologies. I'm frequently caught out by the inconsistencies between the versions. I'm hoping to get access to a Mac before too long.


    In the PC version of the iTunes application folder is a file called ../iTunes.Resources/fi.lproj/localizable.strings. Having switched iTunes into Suomi and seen the genres change I renamed this file localizable.strings FI, copied in the English file from ../iTunes.Resources/en.lproj/localizable.strings then started iTunes again. Genres switched from Suomi back to English


    Hopefully you can perform a similar hack on the Mac.




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