encode/decode HTML entities

xml2asc < inputfile > outputfile
For reverse, there's asc2xml asc2xml < entitiesfile > utf8file They come as a part of the html-xml-utils debian package. PS. Tried to submit sample data, but the site autoconverted the non ascii to html entities. So a bit of imagination is needed.
Sample Output
$ echo "foo somegreekchars bar" | xml2asc
foo &#945;&#946;&#947;&#948; bar

$ echo "foo &#945;&#946;&#947;&#948; bar" | asc2xml 
foo somegreekchars bar

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By: forcefsck
2011-02-23 12:22:18

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forcefsck · 398 weeks and 6 days ago

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