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Foreign Characters (Chinese/Japanese) in CD-Text...possible?
Old 18th October 2013
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Foreign Characters (Chinese/Japanese) in CD-Text...possible?

I assume there must be a method of encoding Japanese and Chinese characters, but The Google thus far is not abiding. Can anyone shed some light?
Old 19th October 2013
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Hi Nathan, I looked into this same thing many many years ago and I couldn't find a way to do it. Things(CD-Text spec.?) might have changed over the years but I have never come across another client wanted to do this on his/her master.
Old 19th October 2013
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From my understanding some Japanese Kanji characters ARE in fact supported in the CD Text spec - and I believe Sony actually had an authoring tool for this purpose - however I do not know whether this is still available and where to get it.

Please be aware that many CD Text compatible players do not display characters other than a basic ASCII set though.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Old 19th October 2013
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From my understanding some Japanese Kanji characters ARE in fact supported in the CD Text spec - and I believe Sony actually had an authoring tool for this purpose - however I do not know whether this is still available and where to get it.

Please be aware that many CD Text compatible players do not display characters other than a basic ASCII set though.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Yes, that's true. I remember I did a bit of research many years ago when a client asked for putting CD-Text in Chinese. I found out most CD players only displays ASCII characters set. Things might have changed since then.
Old 23rd October 2013
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ASCII only.

The problem with the CD-TXT spec IMHO is that it's open to interpretation. Meaning you'll never be completely sure what you'll get or how it will look. Stick to ASCII and you should be fine.

Pretty much every player today gets it's data from Gracenote anyway.

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