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

Pierre-Yves Thoulon pierre-yves.thoulon at centraliens.net
Wed Apr 27 06:56:47 PDT 2011

> 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 ?

You're right, sorry, got confused with UTF-8 support...

>> 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 ?
I stand corrected. I thought I had written a UTF-16 but I hadn't (had to
look at the raw file to figure it out). iTunes does accept UTF-16/LE with
BOM (2.3 and 2.4) and UTF-16BE without BOM (2.4 only) for whatever little
test I ran.

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