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# 1  
Old 02-04-2008
Power File encoding in Unix

1. I have a shell script which creates a file using cat command. How can i find what encoding the file follows (e.g. UTF8, ANSI)?

2. I want to convert that file to PC-ANSI format. How can i achieve that?

I am using HP-Unix.
# 2  
Old 02-04-2008
Actually file encoding should not be guessed or detected,
its better that is clarified from the originating source.

Since you have the control to create the file, it depends on the character set being used to create the file whether its ANSI / UTF-8/ LATIN-1/ SJIS

encoding conversion tests can be done using iconv command
# 3  
Old 02-04-2008
Question File encoding in Unix

How do i set the character encoding/get it clarified in a Unix script? Is there any command?
# 4  
Old 02-04-2008
check it from

Code:
echo $LANG

# 5  
Old 02-04-2008
Question Unix encoding

echo $LANG doesnt work on my machine... Parameter not set!
Can anyone please tell me how to convert my files to Windows ANSI encoding in HP Unix? It would be great if you could give me the alias..
# 6  
Old 02-04-2008
Try the locale utility. It will display your current locale settings.
# 7  
Old 02-04-2008
Question Unix file encoding

Its got LANG=
What does this mean?
 

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