Converting lots of files from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 with help of iconv
On one of my projects, I needed to convert lots of files previously encoded in ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8.
You could manage it with help of some text editors, or convert all files in one single script.
This snippet will replace all files in ISO-8859-1 by it’s UTF-8 versions.
for a in *.yourext; do iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t utf8 $a > $a.utf8; mv -f $a.utf8 $a; done;
- In my case files were under version control. If it’s not the case for You, You could still make a static backup.