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I have some string like this %B8%96%E4%B0.... It's usually seen when using some file transferring tool to download and save non-Engilish filename on hard drive. The tool will convert the original non-English filename to that string, which I am not sure if it's called unicode or something else. (since the unicode should look like &# 22823;&# 23478;&# 22909;)(no space between the hash and following numbers). I was wondering if this is a unicode string. Thanks.

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It's URL-encoded UTF-8. You can use convmv to change it back to normal text.

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