Converting latin1 (iso-8859-1) to utf8 (the file content itself)

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Fri Nov 17 11:29:25 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 09:06 -0200, rodrigochinaski wrote:
> Ok, that worked. So now is up to utf-8. I didn't expect this change so
> soon, but if that's where the future's pointed...

So soon? IIRC Debian started to transition to UTF-8 in 2004 or earlier.
However, Etch will be the first stable release that will use UTF-8

> Now I need to tool to convert latin1 content of some text files
> (basically m3u playlists and checksum.md5 files) to utf8 inline. I
> couldn't do with iconv, it needs an output file and I wish it just
> worked as convmv, where the input file is the same output.

Maybe this helps, or the stuff the page links to?

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