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I have some songs on my computer with Hebrew files names and Hebrew tags.

When I copy them to my phone, the file names appear OK, but the tags appear in gibberish. This is true both for the default player (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, so that's the default) and for Winamp.

Is there any way to change the font for the tags so that it appears correctly?

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I face same problem with Arabic –  user10820 Dec 20 '11 at 21:55
@YasserAmer: I found a solution, listed below as the accepted answer. –  Nathan Fellman Dec 21 '11 at 7:03

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I don't see anything in the settings. Possibly you could hack the app and replace the font, or you could try another music player. Lack of internationalization sucks.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

It seems that the problem was the encoding that Windows Media Player used. It uses the Windows Hebrew code-page (1255). I used foobar2000 with the Chacon plugin to change it to the Mac Hebrew code-page (10005) which seems to be supported by my phone.

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So are you aware of a program (or a .NET way) to run a routine that will rename all the file-names and tags to compatible Hebrew, so it doesn't show up in my native MP3 player as gibberish? –  Shimmy Jan 5 '13 at 23:22
No, I only know how to do it manually using the method above. Note that this affects Google Music as well, so maybe somebody has addressed this in a forum relevant for that as well. –  Nathan Fellman Jan 6 '13 at 8:06

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