How to know file encoding?


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How to know file encoding?

how can i know what format a file is

* example:

UTF-8
ANSI
UCS2

i am in a...
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Well usually
Code:
file file-name

should give you a good start...
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excellent function

Now how can I change it from ASCII to UTF-8 and vice versa?
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ASCII is a subset of UTF-8. But if there is a need to transliterate, try something like:
Code:
iconv -f UTF-8 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT < input_file

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it doesn't work it gives me this error

Code:
new_vulcano:/Odbms/sdi/odbms/export/done->iconv -f UTF-8 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT < StockProtegidoPMM_20190819.csv
iconv: 0791-004 cannot open converter

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That looks like you may possibly be running on AIX, please give us your UNIX OS and shell.

The error means iconv cannot find the language file it needs to make the conversion. Finding what language files you do have requires that you give us more information about your system. Also dropping the //TRANSLIT might help. You may end up with garbage, too.
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Code:
new_vulcano:/Odbms/sdi/odbms/procesos->uname -a
AIX new_vulcano 1 6 00C640C74C00
new_vulcano:/Odbms/sdi/odbms/procesos->


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