Re: Unicode2ANSI converter for Win98

From: Katsuhiko Momoi (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 17:14:11 EST


Mozilla Windows/Unix distributions include Unicode/native charset
converter utility called "nsconv" by Frank Tang. You can download any
recent Mozilla builds from here:

Once you install a Mozilla build, the utility "nsconv" will be found in
the same directory as the mozilla.exe.

Here's the basic command line for using this utility -- any one of the
following would be OK.

1. nsconv -f source_charsetname -t target_charsetname source_filename
2. nsconv -f source_charsetname -t target_charsetname source_filename >
3. nsconv -f source_charsetname -t target_charsetname < source_filename
> new_filename
You can use the charset names you see within the parentheses of the
Character Coding menu for
source_charsetname and target_charsetname, e.g. iso-8859-1, Shift_JIS,
Big5, EUC-KR, UTF-8, etc. Use x-u-escaped for Escaped Unicode. The newly
created file does not seem to replace an existing file and so you should
not have a target file in existence.

The supported charset can be found at the end of this document:

- Kat Momoi
  Netscape International Client Products Group

Ursula Röwekamp wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm badly looking for a converter from unicode to ANSI/ASCII for Windows
> 98/ Windows NT.
> I Know that there is a tool called UCONVERT from MicroSoft, but I can't
> find any download for that.
> Anybody who could help me please answer!
> Regards
> Ursula
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