You would think that a legally purchased album of traditional Volksmusik, produced and curated by #BayerischeRundfunk and played by their chamber orchestra (with more acoustic/traditional instruments) and then sold through Amazon (who have had presence in .de for decades) would *not* have *standard* German characters in the filenames all mangled?! (yet the rest of the MP3 metadata is correct!) #unicode #encoding #fail

@vfrmedia Double-encoding. Probably a borked conversion from some ISO encoding to UTF-8 (or any number of such steps, I can't find a matching one right now)

@elomatreb that could well explain it - I was in late 1990s configuring broadcast automation equipment that BR bought from UK and were using in then new studio complex (they were ahead about going digital compared to UK BBC etc).

I suspect this music comes straight out of what would be their music library (its linked to a radio/TV series) and might have had the older encoding in the titles since the 1990s..


@vfrmedia @elomatreb I have this with several older items in my Amazon library (even books). It seems that Amazon themselves did a Unicode migration on their database some time in the mid 2000s and somehow messed things up.

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