Special Symbols in CD Text

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Special Symbols in CD Text

Postby Zanulite » Mon Jul 13, 2015 19:29

Hi there,

Was wondering if someone is able to put special symbols in the CD text and have it come up the same after CD image has been generated.

For example name Michèle comes up with wrong symbol. Also TOC does not display sometimes full length of the pieces. Is there a limitation for symbol counts?
Same thing with " ' " symbols. Summer's comes up wrong...

Other question entering text in different language - for examples Russian. TOC saves is all as question marks.

Any advice is welcome. If it all does not work I will just enter all in English.

Thanks!

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Re: Special Symbols in CD Text

Postby phaseboy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 00:11

Hi Zana,

Others on here may have more details - it's been a while since I've had to delve deeply into this.

CD-Text is encoded as ISO/IEC 8859-1. So a good starting point would be to check what characters are supported there, and then make sure to enter the characters according to this standard.

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Re: Special Symbols in CD Text

Postby Graemme » Tue Jul 14, 2015 06:06

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11099&p=34490&hilit=ISO%2A#p34490

...offers a tool that will translate 'whatever' to any of several character sets, including ISO-8859-1.

The original problem usually arises from cutting and pasting text that isn't in the proper format for CD-Text. If you want to wear a belt *and* suspenders, use ISO-646 (the original CD-Text char set.)

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Re: Special Symbols in CD Text

Postby Zanulite » Tue Jul 14, 2015 07:10

Thanks so much!
Yes, my encoding was set to the one Mark mentioned, still did not show up correctly. But with this website conversion- all seems to work at least for apostrophes.

Thank you guys!
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Re: Special Symbols in CD Text

Postby Perfect Record » Mon Aug 17, 2015 18:56

I insist that clients at send me a text file of some sort containing CD-Text information. I've written an Applescript that simplifies most extended characters to something simple that fits the limited character set. Even that fails to catch everything, so I run another script to detect those characters that fall outside ISO 8859 so I can come up with an appropriate substitution.

And even that script hangs, as I've now encountered some two byte characters that my script doesn't know how to handle. But I'm finding nearly all the problem characters before entering them into Pyramix.

I still get caught when I have what appears to be a very simple title and don't bother to run it through the script not realizing there are printer's quotation marks, and not the basic quote marks in ISO 8859.