Filenames in Different Language ( unable to view )

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nick M, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right catagory but hopefully I'm on target;

    I recently downloaded (legal) an mp3 album of what I'm assuming is a live and rare recording of a band I enjoy from 1987. The problem with this being is that the mp3s were encoded and named ( including ID3 tags ) on a computer that was running a version of Russian Edition Windows - and I can't read any of it!

    The file system recognizes the files as nonsense - is there a way for me to force windows to correctly display the cyrillic characters?


    Thanks so much!
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    I think you have to install the Russian language support from the XP CD. I think thats how you would do it. I know its possible to have russian character support in an english language version of windows, my dads office laptop does it.
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Thanks Geffy, I seem to have installed Russian fonts and enabled recognition somewhere - but it's not doing too much!

    Anyone else please?
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Make a copy of one & rename it to a mp3 file. See what happens.
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    What about adding Russian to the Regional and Languange Options under the control panel?