Author Topic: Problems with charset and german umlaut  (Read 9472 times)

xalex

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Re: Problems with charset and german umlaut
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 04:22:25 PM »
Hi Phil,

now I found the solution. It is strange, but it works. If I always set the -exif=UTF8 for each  external charset it works fine.
The confusion was that the exiftool ignores the recoding if setting internal and external encoding to the same value.
And if you do not set eny value for -exif then this is not recoded also. Perhaps it would be a good Idea to have -exif=UTF8 as default value?`

But as I said now it works fine for me.

Thanks for helping,
Alex

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Re: Problems with charset and german umlaut
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 08:30:09 PM »
Hi Alex,

Yes, I think you have it now.

I can't make UTF-8 the default for EXIF because this (relatively recent) change would not be backward compatible to earlier versions of ExifTool, and could break tools that people have developed based on ExifTool.  Backward compatibility is very important to me (unlike, it seems, all other software vendors).

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