Japanese Subtitle Encoding

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Japanese Subtitle Encoding

Unread postby NEMOTO YUTA » Sat May 20, 2017 2:04 pm

I make Japanese subtitles includes Kanji. The ASS file made by Perl script(original:csv).
When I open the file on Aegisub, following message appeard:
"Aegisub could not narrow down the character set to a single one. Please pick one below:"
The choices are Shift-JIS and x-mac-cyrillic.
Other Japanese ASS files (Hiragana) do not appear that messege.
1.Why the messege appear?
2.What should I do?
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Re: Japanese Subtitle Encoding

Unread postby jfs » Sun May 21, 2017 8:49 am

When you open a text file that isn't Unicode UTF-8 or UTF-16 (and has a BOM at the start), Aegisub tries to guess what text encoding the file is. The guess is based on statistical analysis, so there is always a risk it guesses wrong.

When your file contains Japanese, and the list suggests it might be Shift-JIS, that's probably correct.

The best way to avoid Aegisub having to guess at encoding, and possibly asking you to pick a correct one, is to make sure the input files are in a Unicode encoding. If you can modify the Perl script to produce Unicode files instead you will definitely have solved the problem for the future.
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Re: Japanese Subtitle Encoding

Unread postby toszi » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:45 pm

Thx for advice, because also I have problem on this field.
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