View Full Version : Hebrew support for S9
I want to buy the S9 and wanted to know if it has Hebrew support, not so much regarding the Menu but more about showing song titles right.
Any info would help
The songs will be tagged in Hebrew?
I would think that works. I have a Korean music.swf and when the album cover is 'unknown' it shows that message with Korean characters.
Don't have a song tagged in Hebrew to test for you. ;)
There is a user font feature, so I'm sure using a uni font with Hebrew chars might work but i havn't tested the default font or user font with that.
Thanks for your answers
Xenarchi, yes, songs will be tagged in hebrew.
Formal reply from Cowon is that S9 does not support Hebrew.
However, I will be happy if any S9 owner could check it out for me.
I can send a song in hebrew (promise it will be a good one ;)).
(Preamble: I don't actually speak/read Hebrew, I just know some of the letters)....
I got mixed results. Using standard letters in an OGG file (which uses UTF-8 to store tags) and an MP3 with ID3v2.4 tag only using standard letters (no dagesh or rafe, etc), the letters showed up just fine. An MP3 with ID3v2.3 tags written in UTF-16 didn't show up or showed as question marks. If you want to send me a legitimately tagged file, though, I'll gladly test it for you. (Like I said, I don't know Hebrew, so I basically wrote gibberish in my tags).
Just tell me where to send the MP3 to.
I really appreciate it [thumbsup]
sorry I'm writing in Hebrew, its just easier to explain....
אני ישראלי ויש לי את הS9
אין תפריטים בעברית
כתוביות בעברית גם לא עובדות
אבל השמות קבצים תומכים בעברית - אבל הפוך
אני השתמשתי בתוכנה lang over כדי להפוך את השמות וכך על הנגן אפשר לקרוא את השם בעברית
אני בטוח, שכמו כל הנגנים של COWON, גם זה יקבל עדכון קושחה שיעדכן עברית
Thats what Sabin helped me understand.
Hebrew letters show up fine, but the words are left-to-right instead of right-to-left.
Hopefully, Cowon will fix that with a firmware update.
Anyway, my S9 is on its way.. :)
Sorry...I never posted the results of the test....
The short of it is that it works (with some conditionals).
1) For MP3, you need to use ID3v2.4 tags. v2.3 displays incorrectly (see pic ID3v2.3.jpg). OGG/FLAC should be fine as they (and ID3v2.4) use UTF-8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8) to encode characters.
2) I didn't have any problems with filenames (with the exception of .... #3)
3) Right-to-left text (Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, etc.) displays backwards (i.e., left-to-right) in filenames and tags
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.