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?

  • I face same problem with Arabic
    – user10820
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 21:55

1 Answer 1


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.

  • 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? Commented Jan 5, 2013 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. Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 8:06
  • This might be useful here. superuser.com/questions/1063195/…
    – Dvir Levy
    Commented May 6, 2020 at 1:13

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