ICONV for Windows
This is a short memo about installing iconv on Windows host (specifically: Windows 7 SP1 x64). Iconv is a handy Unix/Linux tool that is used for conversion between different character encodings.
Unfortunately, I’m not always in a position to use my favorite Linux distro at job, so here is a short recipe on how to setup iconv port for Win32.
- Download libiconv-1.9.1.bin.woe32.zip from Sourgeforge.net
- Download support library gettext-runtime-0.13.1.bin.woe32.zip from here. Make sure that you download exactly the version 0.13.1 and NOT newer, due to some compatibility issues!
- Create some directory, such as C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv
- Unzip the content of \bin from both zip files and save the content together in above directory.
The final content of iconv directory should look like this:
C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv>dir Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is A88E-6A42 Directory of C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv 11.10.2012 13:33 <DIR> . 11.10.2012 13:33 <DIR> .. 14.01.2004 21:59 28.672 asprintf.dll 14.01.2004 01:56 24.576 charset.dll 14.01.2004 21:59 20.480 envsubst.exe 14.01.2004 21:59 20.480 gettext.exe 07.10.2003 21:17 2.715 gettext.sh 14.01.2004 01:56 892.928 iconv.dll 14.01.2004 01:56 16.384 iconv.exe 14.01.2004 21:59 45.056 intl.dll 14.01.2004 21:59 20.480 ngettext.exe 11 File(s) 1.071.780 bytes 2 Dir(s) 57.396.654.080 bytes free C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv>
C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv>iconv --help Usage: iconv [--binary] [-c] [-s] [-f fromcode] [-t tocode] [file ...] or: iconv -l
List of supported code pages:
Example of converting file from utf-8 to cp1250 encoding:
C:\UNIXUTIL\iconv>iconv -f utf-8 -t cp1250 utf-8.txt > cp1250.txt
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