[Abcde-users] Encoding in tags

Reuben Thomas rrt at sc3d.org
Mon Sep 17 11:55:44 BST 2012

On 17 September 2012 11:41, Atte André Jensen <atte at email.dk> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm getting strange characters when I rip CDs with scandinavian chars (,
> like æ,ø or å) in the tags. Any ideas how to solve this?
> NB: I'm running abcde 2.5.2 under arch linux.

For me, the current subversion version works fine, from:


(abcde --version for me says "2.5.4-UNRELEASED")

The fix is in r360 & r361 (the latter is the latest revision of SVN),
which switches to using eyeD3 for UTF-8 tagging.

(I deduce that it now works out of the box from the fact that my
~/.abcde.conf contains no tagging-related settings, and yet abcde
produces beautifully-UTF-8-tagged albums.)

Developers: please could we have a release? There have been no further
checkins since r361; as demonstrated by this query, it's an issue
affecting users; and as demonstrated by my experience, the fix appears
to work fine.


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