Thursday, July 10, 2008

Getting Rid of Legacy Text Encoding

In the process of migrating my sites to a new server, I am also making my HTML code 7-bit clean. This should finally relieve me from ever having to manually change the character set in my terminal and the $LANG variable in my shell environment.

I tried to find a program that would do the conversion for me but, alas, I did not find anything that would help me get the job done quickly. Hence, I decided to write my own script.