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My client has a ton of Japanese text files which are encoded in Shift-JIS.

They need a utility which can convert these files to UTF-8.

Ideally, the tool would offer both command-line and interactive options.

Any suggestions?

(PS - could someone with rep add the "shift-jis" tag?)

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

iconv (or iconv, as the case may be).

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iconv <original.file> -f SHIFT-JIS -t UTF8 -c -o <converted.file> – Nicolas Raoul Oct 20 '11 at 6:32

ConvertZ is also a good free alternative

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