Character encoding in Comments

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Character encoding in Comments

Postby Valhal » Sun May 07, 2017 3:43 am

I have thousands of JPG files with comments in the file:comment field that use special Danish characters. I have XnViewMP installed on both a Windows 7 and a Macintosh machine. When I display the comments as info with the images in fullscreen the characters are shown correctly on the Windows machine, but on the Macintosh the special characters are garbled.

Both computers are set up with English as the default language, so I don't understand why XnViewMP behaves differently. I believe there ought to be a choice of encoding for the file:comment field like there is for the iptc:caption field, so that you can correctly display any comment field encodings independent from your computer setup. Is there any way for me to fix the problem with the current version of XnViewMP?

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Re: Character encoding in Comments

Postby xnview » Tue May 16, 2017 2:12 pm

could you send me a jpg file, please?
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Re: Character encoding in Comments

Postby Valhal » Wed May 17, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi Pierre,

I attach a JPG image with Danish characters in the file:Comment field.

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Re: Character encoding in Comments

Postby Valhal » Wed May 24, 2017 3:09 pm

Can anybody help? I tried setting the locale on the Mac to en_us.iso8859-1 (was en_us.utf8), but it made no difference. It would be nice if XnViewMP could display the comments correctly regardless of the computer setup.
Thank you.
Valhal


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