The title says it all: hanzi and vista do not get along. (Then, Vista seems to have problems processing the English language, but still…)
At first I thought this was limited to iTunes on Vista, owing to that famous incompatibility (especially considering the haphazard nature of the error.
We assumed this was some specific problem with ID3 tags, considering other users report similar issues.
However, Lady of tdaxp pointed out that Chinese characters improperly display in many parts of the operating system
Vista may be the future, but if so, it’s an annoying future.