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karlmistelberger

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 26-Jul-2017 16:22   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
Would adding -Dfile.encoding="UTF-8" to the .ini file work?

"By setting the (Windows) environment variable JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS to -Dfile.encoding=UTF8, the (Java) System property will be set automatically every time a JVM is started."

karlmistelberger

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 08:30   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
Would adding -Dfile.encoding="UTF-8" to the .ini file work?

Changed the help page: http://jalbum.net/help/en/jAlbum/Settings/Advanced
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 08:53   in response to: karlmistelberger in response to: karlmistelberger
 
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karlmistelberger wrote:
RobM wrote:
Would adding -Dfile.encoding="UTF-8" to the .ini file work?

Changed the help page: http://jalbum.net/help/en/jAlbum/Settings/Advanced

I think most users, including myself, have no idea how to change this:

For consistent results users may need to add the following parameter to the program invocation:
java -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8

You should at least give the name and directory of the file to be changed!
karlmistelberger

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 09:22   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
For consistent results users may need to add the following parameter to the program invocation:
java -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8

You should at least give the name and directory of the file to be changed!


Voilà: http://jalbum.net/help/en/jAlbum/Settings/Advanced#General
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 09:30   in response to: karlmistelberger in response to: karlmistelberger
 
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karlmistelberger wrote:
AndreWolff wrote:
For consistent results users may need to add the following parameter to the program invocation:
java -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8

You should at least give the name and directory of the file to be changed!

Voilà: http://jalbum.net/help/en/jAlbum/Settings/Advanced#General

This is not sufficient, you should indicate in which section this should be inserted:
after Java Runtime Environment?
after Application?
etc.
karlmistelberger

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 09:57   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
This is not sufficient, you should indicate in which section this should be inserted:
after Java Runtime Environment?
after Application?
etc.

Search for key Virtual Machine Parameters and add the following to its value (separated by a space: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8.
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 10:05   in response to: karlmistelberger in response to: karlmistelberger
 
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karlmistelberger wrote:
Search for key Virtual Machine Parameters and add the following to its value (separated by a space: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8.
Yes I know, but you should indicate this in the documentation!

But indeed this solves the problem, see my Sahara EXIF only album .

However this solution is far too complicated for normal users.

I think David should insert this code automatically in all Windows installations!
RobM

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 10:25   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
karlmistelberger wrote:
Search for key Virtual Machine Parameters and add the following to its value (separated by a space: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8.
Yes I know, but you should indicate this in the documentation!

But indeed this solves the problem, see my Sahara EXIF only album .

However this solution is far too complicated for normal users.

I think David should insert this code automatically in all Windows installations!

So why don't you say exactly what you did and update the help pages to help others?
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 10:33   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
So why don't you say exactly what you did and update the help pages to help others?
Firstly users do not read help pages and
secondly why should all Windows users add this code by hand and again after each jAlbum update/version?

It should standard be inserted for Windows installations!
jGromit

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 16:43   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
However this solution is far too complicated for normal users.

No normal user has ever reported having this problem.
RobM

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 17:49   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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jGromit wrote:
AndreWolff wrote:
However this solution is far too complicated for normal users.

No normal user has ever reported having this problem.

I think it is a blood group thing, you know, 'get me a brain from someone who was blood group A B Normal'.

Anyway, since the OP has a solution and declines to share it with other Windows users I will mark this as assumed answered.
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 17:49   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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jGromit wrote:
No normal user has ever reported having this problem.
All users which use only EXIF data in there pictures and use special characters like © and é do have this problem untill the bug in the Metadata extractor is repaired.

And what are the disadvantages for normal users not having this problem if this is standard inserted in Windows installations?
RobM

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 17:50   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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Problem solved by overcoming a Windows deficiency
AndreWolff

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 18:06   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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The problem is solved if after an update of jAlbum the problem is absent!
In that case I will set the status to Answered!
jGromit

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Re: jAlbum 14 mutilates Lightroom comments
Posted: 27-Jul-2017 18:15   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
jGromit wrote:
No normal user has ever reported having this problem.
All users which use only EXIF data....

You can stop right there. IMO, EXIF should be used only by the camera itself, for recording photographic data - exposure, aperture, focal length, etc. These days, no one should be trying to write their own EXIF data - use IPTC or, even more future-proof, xmp.
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