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“New RTF File Here” Toolbar Script for OSX

“New RTF File Here” Toolbar Script for OSX

I use a lot of RTF (Rich Text Format) files in Apple’s “TextEdit” application because they allow bold, italic and underlined text, as well as cyrillic text encodings, and they load a lot quicker than MS Word documents.  I recently found an AppleScript for OSX that creates a new text file in the current window, and modified it to create an RTF file instead.

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To install it, just download the compiled script and place it in /Applications or wherever you like, then drag the application icon to a Finder window’s toolbar. Click on the icon and you’ll be prompted for a filename.  Enjoy!

How-to: Correct Ukrainian Cyrillic ID3 tags in iTunes

How-to: Correct Ukrainian Cyrillic ID3 tags in iTunes

Mac users: have you ever added Ukrainian MP3s to your iTunes playlist and found the Cyrillic ID3 tags (Artist, Title, etc.) jumbled?

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I have been dealing with this problem for years, and the best solution out there seems to be an add-on script for iTunes by Andrei Popov called Convert Cyrillics.  Unfortunately, this script doesn’t convert the Ukrainian letters “і”, “є”, “ї”, or “ґ”.  I finally got around to modifying this script myself, and here is the result:

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Keep reading for detailed instructions…

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