: Supported character sets?

09-09-09, 05:01 PM
What character sets does Caddy's audio control system support? Is it English and digits only? What about non-English alphabets? Let's say I have MP3s that are tagged using Cyrillic characters, how would they come up on the screen? As blanks (Infiniti-style), garbled (Mercedes-style), or proper (BMW-style)?

Or, in other words, are the audio controls Unicode-compliant or ignorant of other languages?


09-11-09, 08:04 PM
really depends on the year and model and stereo system of the car in question...

09-11-09, 09:12 PM
Jay, clean your mailbox. Everything bounces.............

and, yes, the character distinction is year-dependent. Some require dealer work to get the proper alphabets.

09-11-09, 10:21 PM
What about 2010 CTS-V? I know I can easily try it out if I go to the dealer but I want to avoid their clutches :)

And from what submariner409 say, I gather that dealer can reflash system to load proper fonts, right?

09-18-09, 06:16 PM
I'm probably asking for much but it wouldn't hurt I guess :)

I'm wondering if anyone with a stereo similar to that of 2010 CTS-V could download this short track (746KB only), play it in the car, and tell me what he sees on the screen. This track has IDv2.3 tag with Unicode Cyrillic characters. I'm curious if they show as blanks, asterisks, or any other garbage. This is what I saw on Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche, Audi, and VW stereos. Only BMW iDrive-based unit was capable of displaying this correctly.

Sample track can be downloaded here: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/336281/media/cyr-tag-test.mp3

This is how the tags look like:

Thanks in advance to anyone who might find time to help! :thumbsup: