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Convert Text File Encoding

I frequently encounter text files (such as subtitle files in my native language, Persian) with character encoding problems. These files are created on Windows, and saved with an unsuitable encoding ...
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How to rename file names to different encoding?

I have 3 types of file name encodings on reiserfs mounted hard drive: CP1251, KOI-8, UTF-8 and ASCII. I really need to convert all encodings to UTF-8, recursively. Is there any utility, which will ...
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Locales and encoding

$ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="ru_UA.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="ru_UA:ru" $ locale -a | grep ru_UA ru_UA.iso885915 ru_UA.utf8 ~ $ I want to have: $ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="ru_UA.UTF-8" ...
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Cannot read filenames that are in utf8 encoding (Greek characters)

I've downloaded some files using "Download as .zip" option provided by Dropbox. The filenames contain Greek characters. I've extracted them and all I get is this: 2013 ΧειμεÏινÏ.pdf The files ...
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Convert files to UTF-8 without BOM

I have a file in Hebrew, which is displayed now as Gibberish. On windows, what I've done at the past, I just converted the file using Notepad++ > Encoding > Convert to UTF-8 without BOM and then ...
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Error while adding a watermark to mp4 with FFmpeg

I try to watermark an mp4 file with ffmpeg and the following command : ffmpeg -i originalvideo.mp4 -vf « movie=watermark.png [wm];[in][wm] overlay=0:0:1 [out]« watermarkedvideo.mp4 after some ...
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How to make archive manager recognize Cyrillic chracters?

I have some files with Russian titles that are archived in a .rar file . When extracting them with the archive manager in Lubuntu, their names contained odd characters and the comment(invalid ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Gstreamer 0.10.21 - how to update faad decoder version from 0.10.22.3 to 0.10.23

How to only update one decoder? I have one hardware which is using echo cancel + noise reduction, when i use decoder faad version 0.10.22.3 it does not work even using WebRTC or PJ echo. I need to ...
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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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Change language encoding for file uploading

Previously we were running a Wordpress site on a Mac OS Server machine. We had several hundred images with Chinese characters for the image names. Now we're trying to migrate to a Ubuntu system and ...
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Unicode (Hebrew) typing: Works in some applications but not others

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Kubuntu, incidentally; but I experience this issue with both gnome-terminal and Konsole). I have Hebrew selected as a language and as an input method. When I try to ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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iconv conversion not supported

I'm not sure since when it happened, but it surely used to work before I upgraded to 14.04 (from 13.10) and now it doesn't: iconv -f UTF-8 -t EUC-JP input > output It gives me the following ...
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Kickstarter Crowd Source Funding and PiTiVI

I have a video, generated in PiTiVi and cannot understand what to do with the rendering to make this video work on Kickstarter (KS). They say: "For video encoding, use WMV format in Windows. On Mac, ...
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“Invalid Encoding” error on backups created with WinRAR

I recently installed ubuntu. I have my files (windows, office, jpg, etc.) compressed in .rar. My native language is spanish. I got "invalid encoding" whenever I tried to decompress. I though I ...
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Change stream format of command line sp-sc (Sopcast) utility

I am using the command line version of Sopcast under Ubuntu 14.04. I am using it like sp-sc sop://address port port. This takes the P2P stream and re-transmits it as an live ASF stream. I usually open ...
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Why does apache2 default to LANG=C instead of UTF8 or system default

The 10-year-old comment in /etc/apache2/envvars simply says "The locale used by some modules like mod_dav", but why can't mod_dav be fixed to also handle a better LANG setting for the rest of apache?
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How to read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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Appletviewer character encoding wrong after ubuntu update

I ran the most recent batch of updates to ubuntu 12.04 and, after this, appletviewer started to fail to show chinese characters even with the JVM file encoding arg set to UTF-8. Before everything was ...
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Is it correct using of LAME mp3 encoder?

unsigned char mp3buffer[LAME_MAXMP3BUFFER]; lame_t lame = lame_init(); lame_set_in_samplerate(lame, 44100); lame_set_out_samplerate(lame, 44100); lame_set_num_channels(lame, 1); lame_set_mode(lame, ...
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how to encode a shell script so others can run it but they can not read it

I want to encode a script, so others can run that script to get relevant result but when they run command cat it should throw output in encoded format.
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Libre Office garbles text

Last night I was working on a .doc file that I've been working on for about a week. Before leaving it for the night - I saved it as usual (it was first saved as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003", and ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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find out the encoding method that gedit uses to open a text file?

gedit successfully guessed the correct encoding charset of a text file. I would like to find out what the charset is, but couldn't find a way in its menu. How can I do that? Thanks.
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Detect & Convert encoding for broken file names

I downloaded some mp3 files that has Japanese character in its name and now the file name is broken. I tired convmv to convert encoding, but i cannot seem to find in which encoding the filename is ...
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Detect charset encoding

Need good tool to detect encoding of the strings using some kind of mapping or heuristic method. For example, String: áÞåàÐÝØÒ ÜÝÞÓÞ ßàØÛÞÖÕÝØÙ Java, ÜÞÖÝÞ ×ÐÝïâì Òáî ÔÞáâãßÝãî ßÐÜïâì Expected: ...
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File name with foreign characters garbled

I've wanted to move all my music from my laptop (Windows 7) to my server which is running Ubuntu 14.04, by copy and pasting the music files to a folder shared through samba. The copying went fine for ...
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Chinese Subtitles in VLC

A similar question was asked, here: Subtitle are not working in vlc But I have tried all the fixes, and none of them work for me. I am trying to use Chinese subtitles from OpenSubtitles. I get a ...
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Hebrew filenames are garbage

When I have on my ubuntu system files or directories that were created originally on Windows with Hebrew names, their names looks like garbage (question marks, weird squares with numbers inside or ...
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The encoding method(s) used to open the current text file by gedit

Suppose I have opened a text file in a gedit window, how can I find out what encoding method(s) gedit used to open the file? When the text file has different parts with different encodings, gedit can ...
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Mass convert files to UTF-8 without renaming, and not converting any “wrong” encodings by mistake

Ok, so this is a headache and I have found no solutions to this problem at all. I have a buch of files (over 50 000), and I would like to convert them to UTF-8 without renaming them to .utf8 or ...