Windows XP forum: Asian characters added to Windows Explorer "Artist" tags

by: Clueless_in_Seattle May 8, 2013 12:35 PM PDT

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Asian characters added to Windows Explorer "Artist" tags

by Clueless_in_Seattle - 5/8/13 12:35 PM

I just used Windows XP Explorer to modify the "Album" tags of a bunch of MP3s.

I did this as follows:

* Select a batch of files
* Right mouse click to open context menu
* Left mouse click on "Properties"
* L. click on "Summary" tab
* L. click under "Value" next to "Album Title"
* Enter new album title
* Press <Enter>
* L. click on "Apply"
* L. click on "OK"


This seemed to work fine for renamed the "Album Title" tags for a group of MP3 files.

But I was puzzled to find that for all of the MP3s whose "Album Title" tags I had renamed, the "Artist" tags had also been modified to include what looks to me to be an Asian character following the name of the artist, like this:

[NOTE: I painstakingly copied and pasted a list of examples but got this error when I tried to post this message:

"Your submission includes invalid characters. Note that only characters on a standard English keyboard will be accepted"

Is there any way I can include examples of these "Asian-like" characters?

I'm using a hand-me-down Dell Inspiron 1150 that with the version of XP Home that was on it when it was given to me. I noticed at the time that it had some options for Asian displaying Asian characters.

I'd be grateful for suggestions on how to turn off this "feature."

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"

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