Re: commandline converter for gb18030 -> utf8 in *nix

From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 12:09:28 EST

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    you can also use 'nsconv' which come with mozilla source code with GB18030.
    see for details

    Zhang Weiwu wrote on 3/5/2004, 6:43 AM:

    > Hello. I believe this must be a frequent question, but I googled around
    > and I didn't find a satisfying tool. It seems most converters do GB2312
    > but not GB18030.
    > I have 100+ files to convert, normal graphical /web based converters
    > won't do the work well.
    > On my FreeBSD there is a ported tool i18ntools
    > (, it seems lack the GB18030
    > codepage (and the GB_1988-80 page produced messed file). Last month I
    > reported w3c's amaya's lack of GB18030 support, they say on the mailling
    > list they cannot implement the charset unless they can get a code
    > conversion page file. Is it so hard to get one?
    > And what command-line charset converter do you often use?
    > Many thanks.

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