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Old 03-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Can't play songs with foreign text in clementine

I use clementine music player in Slackware and I was just curious if anyone knows how to play songs with foreign text in the song name. By default it just passes the song.
Old 03-14-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Can you post an image?
What is your locale?
Old 03-15-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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locale is LANG=en_US

The skipped songs are greyed out cause of the foreign characters. I know I can just change the song info into English and it works but that seems kind of a ghetto way of doing it.
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Try setting your locale to en_US.UTF-8.
Old 03-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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i have had problems with this, too

what I did was, I run liloconfig and select UTF-8 for the text consoles. Then edit /etc/profile.d/ to use export LANG=en_US.UTF-8, as mentioned above by SwiftTimber-Z80. However, some programs did not like to use UTF8. For example XMMS menus had huge fonts. In this case, I opened the /usr/share/applications/xmms.desktop file and made it start the program like this:

Exec=env LANG=en_US xmms %U


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