v17 Special characters are not printed in an album title
#1
Hello!
I've got a problem with special characters like the cross character from the first Justice album. The character is not displayed in the album list, although I tagged the files with MusicBrainz Picard. There's no problem with Cyrillic characters, for example.
How so?
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#2
Moved to Music.

Can you provide the link for the album to the MusicBrains Picard site.

Also a screenshot of the album list showing the problem, wouldn't hurt either.
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#3
https://musicbrainz.org/release/f1d8e333...tport=8000
And now I try to make a screenshot ...
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#4
And now the screenshot:
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Thanks!
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#5
the font file used by estuary doesn't contain many symbols.

if you switch to the arial based font (settings interface > skin > fonts) there's a reasonable chance the album title will show correctly,
as this font contains many more characters than the default estuary font.
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#6
Thank you!
That's the explanation. I'll try it as soon as possible.
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#7
A quick inspection shows the release title is U+271D (LATIN CROSS) and Kodi Arial font does indeed have coverage of that codepoint.

scott s.
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maintainer of skin  Aeon MQ5 mods for post-Gotham Kodi releases:
Matrix see: Aeon MQ5 Mod Martix release thread
Leia see: Aeon MQ5 Mod Leia release thread
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#8
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I'm a bit disappointed. Though the arial-based font works (as you can see above), it isn't as graceful as the default. I've tried other skins from the repository, Aeon Nox (very nice, I love space themes!), Metropolis, Bello 6 and some others, but no luck with crosses and blackstars.
Are there any skins known to have fonts which provide such special characters?
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#9
Those that use Arial.  Wink
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#10
It's true, Arial is very versatile, a real workhorse, but it lacks elegance.

It is possible to compile your own font and add the special characters for a specific language. That would imply building your own Kodi at this point, though. Maybe this is something the devs could look into for Kodi v19.
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#11
I don't think I'll compile my own font. Most likely I will use Aeon Nox as it is and rename the titles or leave them broken. Only a few artists name their albums like this. In fact I've got only two albums: ✝ and ★. Wink

Thanks to you all!
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#12
Aeon MQ5 Leia Mod does provide coverage for this in its default fonts, with option for "large" and "massive" for better readability if desired.  (see sig if interested)

scott s.
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maintainer of skin  Aeon MQ5 mods for post-Gotham Kodi releases:
Matrix see: Aeon MQ5 Mod Martix release thread
Leia see: Aeon MQ5 Mod Leia release thread
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#13
Thanks, I'll try it soon!
(first I have to deal with more urgent problem ...)
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