10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 10:22 AM by Wooky
Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

I recently switched from Windows Vista (English version) to Windows 7 (English version), now all the Korean song titles show as broken jibberish characters.

It worked fine on Vista, how do it fix this?

All I need is for the song titles to show up properly.

Appreciate any help!

Windows 7
  • wiclee Level 5 (6,955 points)

    Try this: Go to Control Panel, Fonts.

    On the left pane click "Font settings" > uncehck "Hide fonts based on language settings" > Click "Ok" at the bottom. Restart you computer just to be sure the setting went through. See if that helps.

  • Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, thanks for your reply but it didn't work. Is there anything else I can try?

  • wiclee Level 5 (6,955 points)

    Highlight all the songs with jibberish characters, right mouse click and select "Edit ID 3Tags...". Check the box "Reverse Unicode", then OK.

  • Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

    This didn't work either :'(

    The album titles and album descriptions are all broken up as well.

  • Tony Oresteen Level 1 (20 points)

    Sounds like a font issue.


    Are the Korean fonts installed on the new computer?


    Can you write Korean in Word or Wordpad?

  • Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I think I've installed all the Korean fonts available in Windows 7, when I go to check the fonts, there are loads of them.

    I can read and write Korean in Wordpad - no problem.

  • cinta sarita Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm using the Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1 and my problems were solved by going to Control Panel - Region and Language - Administrative - Change system locale... - Korean (Korea)!
    Hope this helps!

  • Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG you're a lifesaver.

    I changed the system locale and in iTunes I had to 'Convert ID3 tags' but this completely solved my problem.

    Thank you so much!

  • Ajiaji Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I say 'Convert ID3 tags' but what I meant was 'Reverse Unicode'

  • Wooky Level 1 (0 points)

    I actually have a slightly different issue. I can see all the korean song titles and everything in korean okay but the problem is that it's not showing properly. in the "songs" mode, all looks okay, no issues but other than this (such as album or genre), the korean song title is not really showing fully... I can't see the bottom 20% of all the korean letters... I am thinking this might be due to default font selection issue cause the fonts for the song mode looks more like "Korean Gothic" but the other seem "Gulim" fonts... any way I can change this or make this problem go away??