Convert HTML Escape Sequences back into GB, Big5, or UTF-8
Many HTML editors save the 8 bit sequences used in GB, Big5, and UTF-8
encodings as the ampersand escape sequences used in HTML to represent
characters that might otherwise confuse the browser. However, while
this may be needed for ampersands (&) and brackets (<>), every web
browser I've seen can handle eight-bit data just fine. When you
download a file with these sequences and view it in something besides
a browser, you can't see the original characters. This application
will convert these escape sequences back into eight-bit data (whether
it be GB, Big5, or UTF-8 encoded) so it can be used and viewed by
To use this web application, simply use the browse button to select
the name of the file to convert, then click on "Submit File". The
converted file will then appear in your web browser. Once the file
appears, the user can select "Save" on the web browser menu and save
the results to a separate file.
As far as I know, this application will only work on Netscape 2 and
above. If anyone has success with it using Microsoft's Internet
Explorer, please let me know. Please also let me know of any bugs you
find or of any improvements you would like to see.
I'm interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions for this tool.
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directly, you might also want to take a look at some of my other on-line Chinese tools.