Re: conversion of ascii to utf-8

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 02:13:37 EST

On Sun, Dec 10, 2000 at 10:17:27PM -0800, sreekant wrote:
> hi,
> The 7-bit ASCII text on the web is the only common format
> that is truly supported in all countries.
> For unicode compatibility the utf-8 format is normally preferred. What
> approach is
> to be followed to convert the ascii representation of characters into
> the utf-8 format to enable the unicode compatibility?

Under Unix, the utility to convert ASCII to UTF-8 is cat. E.g.
        cat ascii_file > utf8_file
Under Windows, the utility type can be used the same way
        type ascii_file > utf8_file

David Starner -
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