This new version of my encoding converter has many improvements over
the previous version, including the much asked for ability to run as a
The program will only convert text files. It will not work on word
processor files (unless they are saved in text format). To use it,
first select the encoding of the source text file, then click on select the name of
the source text file. Next select the encoding to convert to and use the
bottom "Choose File" button to select the name of the target file.
Finally, press the "Convert File" button. The program show a pop-up
indicating when conversion is finished.
This converter also has a batch mode. In the source, choose the
name of a directory. In the target, choose the name of a different
directory (it must not be subdirectory of the source). The converter
will recursively convert all files in the source directory and place
the converted version in the target directory, keeping the original
directory structure within the source directory. The tool will
automatically detect the encoding of the source directory files, so
you can mix files of many different encodings. They will all be
converted to the target encoding.
This converter has two new requirements that must be met to run.
Instructions on how to do this for various computer platforms are
available in the Java Set-up page.