John R. McPherson wrote:
> That sounds like a different problem.
> You can use the "iconv" program on linux to change the encoding of a file.
that's what i did - and it kind of worked - but the posting by rene
schrama gives a much simpler (and faster) way.
> But I often also use it for testing if a file is utf-8 or not by
> converting "from" utf-8 "to" utf-8. (The conversion will fail if either
> a character is read that isn't valid in the given encoding, or it can't
> be converted to a character in the destination encoding).
> $ iconv -f utf-8 -t utf-8 metadata.xml > /dev/null
> If it doesn't complain, then the file is valid utf-8. Otherwise it will
> say something like:
> iconv: illegal input sequence at position 11
this looks interesting and i'll keep that in mind, thank you.