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Old 04-19-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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No hebrew\russian in XMMS


I want to see russian and other langs in my XMMS when I try to open a file,
instead of "??????", can anyone please help? basically I want to install hebrew and russian
on my I run debian on a X86.

Anyone has any usefull links? or tips?

Old 04-21-2007, 04:43 AM   #2
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Not sure if this works on modern distros....nor if it works well for switching between multiple languages. XMMS sure sucks, but then again nothing does the job better.

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Old 05-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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The big problem is that there isn't just one Russian/cyrillic encoding - there are three main ones (UTF8, KOI8R and Win-CP1251 I believe). I've got my system set up to display Russian UTF8, so when I stick in a Russian MP3 disc and try to use XMMS, I get a lot of ????s. This is because the discs are meant for Windows, which uses CP1251 encoding.

I gave up on XMMS long ago and have used Quod Libet. It has a plugin that allows you to very easily retag the mp3s with UTF8. BMPx works, as well, but lacks the tag editing capabilities.


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