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Old 07-16-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
ricardisimo
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Special characters in PAR2 filenames


I keep running into the same problem over and over again, where song titles with special characters (accents, tildes, umlauts, etc.) become invisible to the selfsame parity files that were generated from them to check them for integrity. They become useless if they can't even detect the files because of (I assume) the character encodings.

My thinking here is that if I can change the character encoding either to or from UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1, or one of the other usual suspects... that I can correct this problem. Is this assumption correct, and how do I do it? Thanks in advance.

I've already tried writing the authors of gpar2, and pypar2 is next. No response from them yet, nor from any other forums. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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You can USUALLY get around this by using the command line and placing " " around the entire name.

Quote:
par2repair "name"
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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I'm assuming "par2repair" is a command-line option for par2. Is this correct? Aren't gpar2 and pypar2 just GUIs for par2? I'll give it a shot, but it wouldn't make sense for it to work command-line any better than via a GUI. Thank you very, very much for your response!
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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Nope. Didn't work. I ran
Code:
cd folder/in/question
par2 verify "fl_wth_t.par2"
and par2 reported all of the pertinent files as missing, with the telltale "�" replacement character somewhere in all of the filenames.

I think you've given me the lead I need, however. If gpar2 and pypar2 are both just GUIs for par2, then the person(s) to whom I should be writing is to be found there. Thanks.
 
  


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