347 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2006 6:28 PM by Jyrki Kallio
Will the iPod (especially Nano)
be able to show the entries correctly; that is, even
if the language is set to English (or Finnish if
possible) will the entries in Chinese be shown
Yes. The iPod will show songs in their correct language as long as the ID3 tags are encoded correctly. The iPod specs indicate that Finnish is supported:
I found an article from Apple Support (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61894) stating:
"By default all note files are considered to be encoded in Latin1, unless the iPod language preference is set to Japanese, Korean, or traditional or simplified Chinese, in which case all note files are assumed to be in that encoding.
Note: You can tag a note file with a different encoding by including the following line: <?xml encoding="MacJapanese"?>
iPod handles these encodings: Latin1, MacRoman, MacJapanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, UTF8 Unicode and UTF16 Unicode.
The only way to display multiple encodings in the same note is to use Unicode."
So that means, if I interpret it correctly, that by adding a tag saying the text (including both Chinese and English) is in Unicode, iPod will display it correctly?
(And aren't text created with Macs' inbuilt TeXt editor automatically in Unicode format?)
How about the Calender and Address Book; if they contain both Chinese and English, will they be displayed correctly on iPod (are those applications on iPod automatically Unicode-savvy?)?