[oclug] unicode? file
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Tue Feb 22 09:59:23 EST 2005
On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:47:38AM -0500, Stephen M. Webb wrote:
> > ^@T^@h^@i^@s^@ ^@i^@s^@ ^@a^@ ^@b^@o^@o^@k^@ ^@y^@o^@u^@'^@r^@e^
> > etc etc
> Nope, it's not any of the Unicodes. None of them allow embedded
> single-byte nulls in a valid sequence.
Whatever the theory (I don't know enough about Unicode), I can get
this effect by taking an ordinary file and doing
in vim and then trying to open it again.
'utf16' appears to be an alias for 'ucs2be'. Similarly, iconv
believes this to be 'UTF16BE'.
Hence, you can try the s/^@//g approach, or you can do
iconv -f utf16be -t iso8859-1 infile > outfile
Assuming it really is UTF16BE, which is my best guess at this time.
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