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Old 12-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Change Encoding from UTF-8 to CP1256


Hello,
I am designing a site and as usual I filled it with lorem ipsum but when it was the time to enter the data bluefish changed the encoding from cp1256 to utf-8
I tried to change it back with kword but I got ??????? ???? which simply means that I have lost the content

Can I find a software that could simply change the character encoding of a file (a set of files is much better)?
 
Old 12-21-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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Code:
man iconv
iconv will translate between just about all character sets.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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Thank you rupertwh
I tried iconv before and it did not work
here is the output this time

Code:
[ahmad@localhost n]$ iconv -f UTF-8 -t CP1256 index2.php
<?php
$page_name = "index.php";
$company_name = "iconv: illegal input sequence at position 49
[ahmad@localhost n]$
*EDIT*: sorry, I have solved the problem. bluefish changed the encoding of the page. so I lost an hour for almost nothing (if only I have noticed).

Thank you very much for your help

Last edited by AGazzaz; 12-21-2007 at 04:44 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by AGazzaz View Post
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$company_name = "iconv: illegal input sequence at position 49
That would indicate that your file is currently not UTF-8 encoded.

Worst case would be that you somehow ended up with a file that contains a mix of different encodings.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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Actully the file was not UTF-8 at all it was CP-1256 but it was not readable by the browser because of that line that bluefish added
 
  


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