IPTC Caption field + encoding

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ueliash
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IPTC Caption field + encoding

Post by ueliash » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:49 pm

Each of my photos has an IPTC Caption field, all had been written on an XP machine with non-latin encoding.
In my case the encoding is CP1255 or iso8859-8. XnviewMP-0.21 displays it correctly on windows.
However when I browse the same files on linux (Fedora9), xnviewMP does not display the non-latin characters.

If I go the opposite direction and write the Caption field on a linux machine, the text is written in utf8 encoding
and xnviewMP on XP displays it is junk.

Since I shall continue to work with both OS, what is needed is a possibility to tell xnviewMP in which encoding to
interprete the embeded text.

By the way, picasa and digikam on linux fail precisely at the same problem.

Thanks,
U. Elias

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Re: IPTC Caption field + encoding

Post by xnview » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:53 pm

By default IPTC is written with the local codepage, so it's normal. I'll add an option to write IPTC in UTF8
Pierre.

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Re: IPTC Caption field + encoding

Post by ueliash » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:45 pm

Thank you for the quick and positive reply.

I personally will be happy to have an option to read an existing IPTC Caption in a given encoding
(chosen from a menu), since I already have thousands of old photos with captions and I dont want
to loose them.

U. Elias

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Re: IPTC Caption field + encoding

Post by michaauskiel » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:40 pm

xnview wrote:....I'll add an option to write IPTC in UTF8
That´s great!

And what about the option ISO/IEC 8859-1 , MacOs, or ASCII??? :?:

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Re: IPTC Caption field + encoding

Post by xnview » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Please, could you test XnViewMP 0.25
Pierre.

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