I've mentioned this before in the past, but I didn't want to drag up an old message thread.
I'm still noticing that after uploading my photos that already have tags with accented characters in them will have those accented characters munged in various ways. I can correct the tags by hand during upload, but the problem is that any existing tags with certain characters in them will
For example, I've just uploaded a test photo (http://www.23hq.com/clvrmnky/photo/3997546) which I tagged with some of the following keywords in Adobe Lightroom and then exported to JPEG: "Français, café, l'hôtel, naïve."
According to "Get Info" in OS X, these keywords are present (and correct) in the JPEG IPTC header. Likewise when I use a thirdparty IPTC/EXIF viewer. Once I upload the photo, however, the tags look like this in the upload form before saving:
"naã¯ve l'hã´tel cafã© franã§ais testshots testshot tests test nave l'htel caf cafe butterfly "wings of paradise butterfly conservatory" "test shots" franais" (I'm not sure how these chars will end up displaying in this interface, but you get the idea.)
Note how the individual tags with extended chars are partially duplicated with the chars removed, as well as weird munged characters in the other.
Once I save the photo (without making any changes to the tags in the upload form) these munged tags will be saved to the photo in 23.
I'm not sure what to do. I'm pretty sure Lightroom is not doing anything special, and the IPTC fields are supposed to support such characters. Other applications and the OS seem to understand the contents of the JPEG header. I'm hoping that this can be remedied somehow.
Now, I tried uploading the same photo to Some Other Photo Sharing Site, and I get very similar results. Among the partially duplicated keywords, though, it actually displays the correct ones.
So, something is going on here I can't figure out, and I admit it might be the format of the JPEG. I'd just like to know what, exactly.
I know that I18n stuff can be subtle to get right, so if you need me to provide more test data or explain myself better (I'm pretty tired right now -- up late studying for a mid-term.)
Does anyone else see this?