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Jan

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Import track list with UTF8 characters
« on: May 29, 2022, 10:21:11 AM »
When I import a track list with non-ASCII characters (i.e. accented characters like

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 11:40:47 AM »
Hi,

Sorry your post got truncated (our forum software can't cope with 'smart quotes'), but I get the gist.  Can you attach a sample file that you want to import please?  I'll then look into it.  This doesn't sound hard to fix, although there may already be a workaround - where did the file come from (or what software did you use to create it) please?.

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 12:20:22 PM »
Hi,

Sorry your post got truncated (our forum software can't cope with 'smart quotes'), but I get the gist.  Can you attach a sample file that you want to import please?  I'll then look into it.  This doesn't sound hard to fix, although there may already be a workaround - where did the file come from (or what software did you use to create it) please?.

Yeah, it seems the forum software can't handle non-ascii either..  :) The message was truncated at the first example accented character.

I have attached a sample with a single track. It was typed manually in a text editor. Just create a new album and import, no need to record or import audio.

I am on MacOS Monterey, running VinylStudio 12.5.2 Pro from App Store.

Thanks,
Jan

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 01:05:39 PM »
Yeah, sorry.  We didn't write it  :)

So yes, I see the problem and we will fix it in the next Beta.

In the meantime, you need to save your files as 'UTF-8 with BOM' (or possibly 'UTF-8 with signature'); then it will work.  TextEdit doesn't appear to be able to do this but there's a nice, free editor in the App Store called CotEditor which can.   So I would download that, configure its Preferences appropriately and you should then be golden.

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2022, 01:55:31 PM »
Ahh, I see. I will try with BOM.

Thanks a lot for your responsiveness! I love VinylStudio, and use it a lot!

Best regards,
Jan

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 02:32:22 PM »
OK, great.  You could try it with Beethoven's fifth - BOM BOM BOM, BOM. :)

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2022, 02:58:47 PM »
OK, great.  You could try it with Beethoven's fifth - BOM BOM BOM, BOM. :)

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Adding a BOM works around it. Looking forward to next beta. Thanks!

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Re: Import track list with UTF8 characters
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2022, 04:44:55 PM »
OK, thanks for updating me.  I will let you know when that becomes available (there's a bit of code reorganisation going on at the moment, so it won't be for a while).