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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
a simple interactive tool to convert Simplified Chinese (typed by pinyin) to Traditional Chinese
One of my friends committed his code in the encoding of GB2312, which broke the build job. I have to find his code and convert.
Aside from curl one will need iconv windows binary since windows lacks a native utf-8 cli interface. In my case I need a proxy in China and iconv to convert gbk status string into utf-8. GnuWin32 is a good choice with loads of coreutils natively ported to Windows
"FOR /f" is the solution to pass iconv output to curl.
Sometimes you want to work on data sheets by using heirloom unic commands like cut, paste, sed, sort, wc and good old awk. But your user works on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The idea:
1) ask your user to save it as "Unicode Text" from Microsoft Excel and send the document to you;
2) use the given command to convert it to UTF-8 text. We carefully convert "\r\n" to local end-of-line character; and to convert "\n" (in Excel, means linebreak within the table cell") to "\r", which is carrier return but not end-of-line in Unix. If the "\n" is not replaced with "\r", for example, wc -l will report incorrect column number.
Nothing fancy it just converts one file from one character encoding into another one.
Files containing ascii art (e.g. with .nfo extension) are typically not correctly reproduced at the command line when using cat. With iconv one can easily write a wrapper to solve this:
if [ -z "$@" ]; then echo "Usage: $(basename $0) file [file] ..."
else iconv -f437 -tutf8 "$@"; fi
This is my first attempt at converting all HTML files to UTF-8 file encoding, including all subfolders.
Theres probably a much more compact way to do it, but I'm quite proud of it with my windows background ;)
MySQL: CHARSET from latin1 to utf8