Remove Accents and Diacritics - Title, Artist, etc

I have several songs with some accents and I would like to remove them automatically instead of replacing text for each type of accent etc.

āăąēîïĩíĝġńñšŝśûůŷç … etc

As search in rekordbox is very limited in the players and controllers themselves.

Sorry My English

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There’s no easy way to do this currently but I think this could be good for a future recipe. I’ll look into this soon

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I leave here a small table with some letters that should be transformed

U+00Cx À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
U+00Dx Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß
U+00Ex à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
U+00Fx ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ

Latin-1 Supplement - Wikipedia

As I like to help, I leave here a code in javascript to do this

function latinToAscii(text) {
  text = text.normalize('NFD').replace(/[\u0300-\u036f]/g, '');

  const replacements = {
    'æ': 'ae',
    'Æ': 'AE',
    'œ': 'oe',
    'Œ': 'OE',
    'ß': 'ss',
    'ẞ': 'SS',
    'đ': 'd',
    'Đ': 'D',
    'ø': 'o',
    'Ø': 'O',
    'þ': 'th',
    'Þ': 'TH',
    'ƒ': 'f',
    'ª': 'a',
    'º': 'o',
    '№': 'No',
    '℗': '(P)',
    '™': '(TM)',
    '©': '(C)',
    '®': '(R)',
    'µ': 'u',
    '·': '.'
  text = text.replace(/[^\u0000-\u007F]/g, char => replacements[char] || '');

  return text;

Thanks, very awesome and super helpful!

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Next beta update will include a new recipe: Remove special characters. Let me know how well it works and if it misses anything.


hello - was this ever enabled? i do not see it. serato update and mac os has made this critical - i am having file errors copying files with diacriticals within serato. i do not see it under common fixes. THANK YOU!

Yes there is a recipe, but it does not change filename directly. You can let Lexicon also rename your files in a second step, see