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Batch-convert files for encoding or line ending under Windows

I need a tool like this
http://www.rotatingscrew.com/utfcast.aspx

But the tool should do the opposite, convert multiple files from utf-8 to iso-8859-1

Is there any tool (php script, batch file, etc.) for Windows that can do this? Thanks

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marked as duplicate by quack quixote, Diago Feb 25 '10 at 18:33

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most of those questions are about converting TO utf-8, but any of those batch tools should be able to convert in either direction. –  quack quixote Nov 11 '09 at 17:14
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You can use iconv from GNUWin32, it works the same as the GNU/Linux counterpart:

iconv -f UTF-8 -t ISO-8859-1 filename.txt

you can then use it with batch, provided you've added it to your %PATH%:

for /f %x in ('dir /b *.txt') do iconv -f UTF-8 -t ISO-8859-1 %x
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Iff the Windows port is at least half-way sane (I know, many of them aren't and GNUWin32 was a long-time offender in that area) you could simply pass *.txt to iconv. I never really expect it from ported applications but sometimes there are people with an eye for details working on them and then such things are fixed and globbing is done within the application. Might be the case here. –  Јοеу Nov 12 '09 at 7:50
    
Great! worked great!! –  Enrique Nov 13 '09 at 16:53
    
I installed this, but the command gives me a "file not found" message but the file is there. I'm supposed to run this on windows console, right? –  darksoulsong Sep 7 '13 at 23:12
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I wrote a DOS/Windows shell utility to do this. The source code is open source C++, so it can be ported to other systems.

Look for crlf.cppat david.tribble.com/src/src.html
The executable is at david.tribble.com/programs.html

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Great! I'll try it. I wish I could select multiple answers. Thanks!! –  Enrique Nov 13 '09 at 16:39
    
Well, you can upvote as many good answers as you want. –  David R Tribble Nov 13 '09 at 22:23
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ConvertEncoding link is now dead - use either of these programs which will encode the files for you:

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Great! I'll try it. I wish I could select multiple answers. Thanks!! –  Enrique Nov 13 '09 at 16:57
    
You're welcome! –  Sathya Nov 13 '09 at 17:14
    
The link to ConvertEncoding is dead. –  Alex Nov 10 '11 at 11:29
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