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Re: SHIFT-JIS to UTF0-8 conversion

From: by way of Martin Duerst <Indira.Viswanathan@xilinx.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 19:58:30 -0400
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To: www-international@w3.org
Hi Alexander,
    Thank you so much for sending me the information.  But when I try it I 
get an error "Not supported
SHIFT-JIS to UTF-8".  So I checked the valid codes and SHIFT-JIS was not 
one of them but UTF-8 was.  And
all our documents are in SHIFT-JIS - so that is the encoding we've to use 
for input file.  Do you think
it's not supported because we've an older version of iconv or is there any 
other encoding that I should
be trying which is same as SHIFT-JIS?


Alexander Pohoyda wrote:

 > Indira Viswanathan <Indira.Viswanathan@xilinx.com> (by way of Martin 
Duerst <duerst@w3.org>) writes:
 > > We need to convert thousands of files from SHIFT-JIS to UTF-8.  Do you
 > > know of a command line utility that can run on UNIX to convert these
 > > documents.
 > There is a GNU tool called iconv:
 > $iconv -f SHIFT-JIS -t UTF-8 inputfile > outputfile
 > Available at least on Linux and FreeBSD.
 > --
 > Alexander Pohoyda
 > <alexander.pohoyda@gmx.net>

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