Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163101
id3lib incorrectly writes UTF-16 strings
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
When writing Unicode ID3v2 strings in UTF-16 format, id3lib can potentially write them incorrectly due to a bug in src/io_helpers.cpp.
The arithmetic is performed on signed character values rather than unsigned so in the case of some characters, they get written wrong.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get MP3 track with ID3v2 tag containing UTF-16 encoded values, (Japanese works well), verify track appears okay in some music application.
2. Use id3tag to change some value, such as the track number.
3. Reload altered track in the same music application.
Actual Results: UTF-16 encoded values have become garbage.
Expected Results: Nothing, apart from the change made in step 2.
Created attachment 116687 [details]
Patch to correct writing of UTF-16 tag values
This is a patch containing the fix as documented in the sourceforge URL and
seems to work here.
Thanks. id3lib-3.8.3-12.fc4 will fix this.