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   Re: encoding converters?

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:38:02 -0800

At 01:10 PM 2/17/00 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>Does anyone know of a simple piece of software that takes text files in a
>variety encoding and spits them back out in a different encoding?  I'm
>pondering the any->UTF-8 problem in particular, but a general encoding
>translator but would be an even better solution.

There is iconv from gnu (probably installed (but without man pages, grrr) on
the linux box nearest to you).

There's ICU from IBM, poke around on alphaworks.

Both seem to me bigger and more complicated than they ought to be, but that's
life. -Tim

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