It's actually much more complicated than just copy and pasting. Anything
generated by any Microsoft product (Word, excel, etc...) uses characters
that are not allowed in the CD+Text character set (Latin-1). Characters "",
-, ..., ', and many others come up as either the wrong character or as a
?. I've spent the last day removing all these things from the series of
master I'm making as I write this. And this is from a seasoned record
company professional. The problem is that some software passes along and
reads the text correctly while standard CD Players (Like the one in Tom's
car...) and other software that are letter compliant with CD+Text show the
error. If you copy things out of Word documents or from Outlook emails
you've probably done this. It's the same reason that Emails show up with
weird characters that you know the person didn't write or strange
I use a site that converts all the crappy Windows-1252 text encoding to
regular Latin-1. http://www.articleformatter.com/
All the best,
On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sending masters for replication as DDP files entails the same typo risk!
> That’s why I always insist on mastering clients sending me the exact
> information they want, and copy and paste it and triple-check it.
> The last thing I want is to have a produciton run defective by my hand! I
> may not have to pay for a new run, but I’d lose the client for sure.