I have a file which is a UTF-8 file type which i need to convert into ISO-8859-1 file type.
Now the UTF-8 file type contains characters like √•/√§/√∂ and i dont want these characters.
So, i apply the sed command.
$ sed "s/√•/aa/g; s/√§/aaa/g; s/√∂/ooo/g" utf8.txt > output.txt
Now when i view this file, there are no such characters like √•/√§/√∂
i use iconv command to covert that UTF-8 (output.txt) file type into ISO-8859-1 file type
$ iconv -c -f UTF-8 -t ISO-8859-1 < output.txt > newfile
when i view the file type using file command it tells that its an ASCII file type not the ISO-8859-1
$ file newfile
newfile: ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators
I don't understand what went wrong. I have also attached that UTF-8 file with this post.
usmangt [file name=utf8.txt size=1010]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/files/utf8.txt[/file]