Here you can find some simple instructions how to set XMMS to display Cyrillic alphabet in the playlist and in the main window.
This page may be usefull for Bulgarians, Serbians, Macedonians, Russians, Ukrainians and other, living abroad and not having a Cyrillized (Russified) Linux system or any other that for some reason cannot have a Cyrillized (Russified) Linux system with the code-page 1251.
After those manipulations all songs with titles in Cyrillic (ID3v1 or ID3v2 tags) will be seen beautifully in Cyrillic. The songs whose titles are in the Latin alphabet are displayed normally.
The installation is very easy as most of the configuration tasks in your operating system.
Tested on Knoppix, Fedora Core, Mandrake, Yoper, Mepis, Kanotix.
Please note: You may need to recompile your locales so as that you have at least one locale in CP1251, and start XMMS in that locale. This is done like that:
Some people are less lucky and lack the option "microsoft-cp1251". I have no idea why this happens, nor have I experienced such problem. I was told that this may be corrected by adding some cyrillic fonts as is suggested in this Bulgarian article (cache).
Actually, I install the package msttcorefonts which adds some fonts with Cyrillic support.
The Bulgarian language pack has a problem because it is in the cp1251 encoding, while most modern distributions have the UTF-8 system encoding. All the menus and dialog boxes are unreadable. This may be easily corrected by editing the main menu (p.ex.in KDE or IceWM) and replace "xmms %U", with "LANGUAGE=bg_BG.cp1251 LC_ALL=bg_BG.cp1251 xmms %U" (%U may be there or not). (Replace bg_BG with ru_RU, uk_UK, sr_SR or whatever language you prefer).
If you wish to have the menus and dialog boxes in English, use the following command line:
LANGUAGE=en_US LC_ALL=en_US xmms %U
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