Perl: Convert File Encoding
How to convert a file encoding in Perl?
Use the shell util
# convert utf16 encoding to utf8 piconv -f UTF-16 -t utf8 file.txt > filenew.txt
piconv for help.
piconv is installed by Perl and written in Perl. You can also look at the code to see how it's done.
◆ piconv piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string] [files...] piconv -l piconv -r encoding_alias -l,--list lists all available encodings -r,--resolve encoding_alias resolve encoding to its (Encode) canonical name -f,--from from_encoding when omitted, the current locale will be used -t,--to to_encoding when omitted, the current locale will be used -s,--string string "string" will be the input instead of STDIN or files The following are mainly of interest to Encode hackers: -D,--debug show debug information -C N | -c check the validity of the input -S,--scheme scheme use the scheme for conversion Those are handy when you can only see ascii characters: -p,--perlqq --htmlcref --xmlcref
See also: Perl: Unicode Tutorial 🐪
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