[SOLVED] Characters You Can't Put in the Magic Window?

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Post by Twinkle88 » July 12th, 2018, 8:57 am

I remember seeing a post that listed all the characters you can't enter in the Magic Window, one of them being quotation marks ("). I can't find that post now (should have bookmarked it or something).

I just wanted to check and make sure exclamation points (!) and semi-colons (;) are okay. Does anyone know?
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Post by tovarisch » July 12th, 2018, 8:58 am

For some reason I remember the limitation as being on the MP3 tags, not Magic Window. Are they related?
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Post by TriciaG » July 12th, 2018, 1:31 pm

It's in the wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window#Entering_titles_into_the_Section_Compiler
Do not include the following characters in section titles (or ID3 tags)

" ; / & > or <
I know the quote mark makes the rest of the section title disappear over at Archive. I'm not sure what the rest of them do.
For some reason I remember the limitation as being on the MP3 tags, not Magic Window. Are they related?
Yes, because the section titles go directly into the ID tags.
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Post by mightyfelix » July 12th, 2018, 4:46 pm

I think it's that you can't put those characters in the section title of the MW. Putting them in, say, the notes field should be ok, right?
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Post by TriciaG » July 12th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Yes. In notes, it's fine.

The issue is when the section titles of the MW transfer over to the MP3 ID tags. Since the notes field doesn't transfer over, there is no problem with them.

(That's also why there should be no html formatting in the section titles - because that would transfer over to the ID tags and break stuff.)
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Post by Twinkle88 » July 13th, 2018, 12:56 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 1:31 pm
It's in the wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window#Entering_titles_into_the_Section_Compiler
Do not include the following characters in section titles (or ID3 tags)

" ; / & > or <
Okay! Thank you very much!

So I have a chapter titled "Snow-White; Rose-Red." What should I put in lieu of the semi-colon? Nothing?

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Post by TriciaG » July 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm

In that case, maybe a comma or a period?
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Post by Twinkle88 » July 13th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Sounds good! Think I'll do a comma... Thanks for your help! :)

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