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I used rar to list/extract the archive, but the non-ASCII characters became unreadable words.

The 7z could list the folder name/filename with readable characters, however 7z said the unsupported method error when extracting the rar archive.

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RAR has no designated encoding for filenames. Have fun! runs away laughing maniacally –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 11 '11 at 6:09
    
What a pity! Do you know any alternative software for a workaround? –  Kane Feb 11 '11 at 6:14
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Nope. You just have to find something that will extract the raw filenames and then mash on it with convmv. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 11 '11 at 6:18
    
rar recognizes the non-ASCII characters as weird words, even can't create them in the disk when trying to extract the archive. –  Kane Feb 12 '11 at 5:08
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I've never had problems with unrar and unknown encodings. Maybe try that instead. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 12 '11 at 12:40
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Using unrar instead of rar.

This answer is from @Ignacio vazquez-Abrams.

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