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Text Encoding Converter

Justin Yoo

Text Encoding Converter converts text files encoding from one to another, mainly ks_c_5601-1987 to UTF-8.

Getting Started


For the console application, there is no need to install. Instead, download the zip file and unzip to your preferred location.


Text Encoding Converter console application requires the following parameters:

  • /d|/f: Indicates whether the input is directory or file.
  • /ie:xxxx: specifies the input file encoding. It can be either codepage or IANA name defined here. Double quote might be necessary for input directory/file path.
  • /oe:xxxx: specifies the output file encoding. It can be either codepage or IANA name defined here. Double quote might be necessary for output directory/file path.
  • /i:xxxx: specifies the input path. It can be either directory or file.
  • /o:xxxx: specifies the output directory path.

Here is a sample command:

Aliencube.TextEncodingConverter.ConsoleApp.exe /d /ie:949 /oe:utf-8 /i:sample /o:output

Future Release

  • GUI Application for Windows
  • console-app for Mac
  • GUI Application for Mac


Your contributions are always welcome! All your work should be done in your forked repository. Once you finish your work, please send us a pull request onto our dev branch for review.


Text Encoding Converter is released under MIT License

The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) 2014 aliencube.org Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.