I was just about to ask this after a long time of searching so decided to answer my own question...

I downloaded Korean subtitles in an .smi file that was in zip archive. When I extracted it, the Korean characters didn't display properly. Here is an example line:

.KRCC { Name:Çѱ¹Ÿî; lang:ko-KR; SAMIType:CC; }

So I'm wondering how I can decompress this archive to show the correct character encoding.

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The answer was that this file was in EUC-KR, and to convert it on linux, simply unzip the archive, and then you can use:

iconv -f EUC-KR -t utf-8 -o file.ko.smi file.smi

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