I noticed that umlaut letters are not displayed correctly in the “Browse” section of the musicbox webclient. The “Now Playing” sceen as well as the bottom bar shows the letters correctly.
The same problem might still occur in the “Playlists”. At least in MusicBox 0.53 those names are also displayed incorrectly (In MusicBox 0.53, these songs are even skipped when trying to play them. This apparently has been fixed in 0.6. ).
I checked in the SQLite database of mopidy-local and there the names are still correct.
Is it so that this only happens when you browse to folders (when using SQLite), and not when you go to e.g browse/albums?
What system local do you have?
Because, what I think I have noticed is that the library pulls the names from the metadata, in which case they might be displayed correctly even when the filenames are not. So for example, I have some playlits (local m3u lists of songs in /var/lib/playlists that do not work because they contain umlauts and the way the OS displays them is distinct from what the file has. However, those same files are displayed correctly when viewed from “browse/albums” or similar.
Browsing “Folders” lists files and directories according to the system locale, while browsing “Albums”, " Artists" etc. uses information extracted from metadata tags included in the files. This is so people with untagged files still get access. Now, the POSIX locale only handles ASCII characters, so setting the system locale to something that handles UTF-8 should fix this. IFyour file and directory names are UTF-8, of course.
OK, but don’t worry about it. If people go and change the locale, then will a reboot suffice, or does it require a rescan? Which one of the already installed locales would be best, or should one add more with say the locales package?
Seems I see a similar thing in the Playlist. The files do show up with the name in the playlist (I already changed the view name to not have Umlauts).
This is the playlist entry: #EXTINF:3039,008 - Und Der Gruene Geist
/music/Network/DDF/008 - Die Drei Fragezeichen - Und Der Grüne Geist.mp3
I changed the locale to de.DE_UTF8 and mounted the windows share with iocharset=utf8.