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Q: Translating Cyrillic id3 tags to Unicode ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Translating Cyrillic id3 tags to Unicode
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: fedorov-ga
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Posted: 17 Nov 2006 09:57 PST
Expires: 17 Nov 2006 12:57 PST
Question ID: 783585
I've downloaded a couple of dozen of old Russian songs as mp3's
(legally, they are in the public domain), but their id3 tags use some
kind of strange encoding for the Cyrillic titles and authors. For
example, what is supposed to be "????? ???" shows up as "Солнышко
лесное". Googling for the latter shows that this is often the case
with Russian text. What's an easy way of translating the tags?

Clarification of Question by fedorov-ga on 17 Nov 2006 09:58 PST
The song I was referring to can be found here:

Check the parent directories for more examples.

Clarification of Question by fedorov-ga on 17 Nov 2006 10:43 PST
I have OSX and WinXP computers at my exposal. I'd be comfortable in
writing short Ruby or Python scripts to translate from one to the
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