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Spongmonkey 03-14-2013 11:34 PM

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.

SwiftTimber-Z80 03-15-2013 12:09 AM

Can you post an image?
What is your locale?

Spongmonkey 03-15-2013 01:04 AM

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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.

SwiftTimber-Z80 03-15-2013 02:20 AM

Try setting your locale to en_US.UTF-8.

solarfields 03-15-2013 04:12 AM

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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