[ID3 Dev] Encoding UTF-16 (i.e UTF-16 with BOM which is the most compatible choice Little Endian or Big Endian ?)

Paul Taylor paul_t100 at fastmail.fm
Wed Apr 27 05:44:57 PDT 2011

On 27/04/2011 13:37, Pierre-Yves Thoulon wrote:
> Yes, I understand your concern. But it is not an issue of platform, 
> e.g. MACs vs. PCs, because the UTF-16 format must specify which order 
> is used through the BOM, and ID3 tags have to be platform agnostic...
> Note that v2.3 only support UTF-16 LE. v2.4 supports all formats.
That doesnt sound right, AFAIK ID3v23 supports UTF-16 BOM ,and the BOM 
can be either LE or BE, why do you think it only supports BOM LE ?
> I ran a small experiment with iTunes (*not* a decent decoder...), 
> which apparently does not like UTF-16 LE... (prints a "?" instead of 
> UTF-16 characters)
Did you use a BOM or just UTF-16 LE, this isnt a valid option ?


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