Artists with special characters in name

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  1. Wbunaarf
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    I have songs from a few artists whose names contain special characters like à;GRUMH and De/Vision. Since both ';' and '/' seems to be treated as separators I was hoping that switching to id3 v2.4 would be a solution since there 'null' can be used instead, but alas... Is there recommended way to deal with names like this?

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  3. hwahrmann
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    No, there is no other way than switching to 2.4.

    In 2.3 the "/" is simply treated as a separator for e.g. multiple artists.

    There is one prominent group, which has this "problem": AC/DC
    I have coded an exception, so that AC/DC is handled correctly.

    But we can't do that for all the others. At least a functio could be introduced, where you would be able to specify your exceptions, but that requoires additional coding.

    The easiest and fastest way is to store them as 2.4 tags.
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