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Any2UTF8 is a simple program to convert plain text file in any character encoding to UTF8.

The program automatically detects the character encoding of the source file and converts it to UTF8.

It is also possibile to perform batch conversions of an entire folder containing files in mixed encodings, the encoding of each individual file will be detected and converted to UTF8, if a file is already in UTF8 it will not be converted.

Downloading the program

You can download the program here:

Running the program

NB: to run this program you need Java 1.6 or later (click here to find out if Java is already installed on your computer)


  • unzip zip file you downloaded
  • double click on any2utf8.exe

Mac OS X / Linux

  • unzip zip file you downloaded
  • double click on any2utf8.jar
  • any2utf8/start.1349869181.txt.gz
  • Last modified: 2012/10/10 13:39
  • by eros