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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 entire folders containing files in mixed encodings, the encoding of each file will be detected and converted to UTF8, if a file is already in UTF8 it will not be converted.

You can download the program from here (version 0.3, released on October 22th, 2020):

Running the program

NB: to run this program you need Java 7 or later (click here to download it)

Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • unzip the zip file you downloaded
  • double click on any2utf8.exe
Command-line version (advanced users only!)

A command-line version of the program is included in the zip file, launch it using:

java -jar any2utf8-cli.jar --help

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

  • any2utf8/start.1603353314.txt.gz
  • Last modified: 2020/10/22 07:55
  • by eros