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Convert 8-bit Ansi codepage data to UCS-2 wide chars,

on the Windows command line with the free Open Source tool Swiss File Knife.
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
- open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
- OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
- Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk    and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
SFK The Book - Read Syntax In The Subway.
sfk atow [-tofile out.txt]

convert 8-bit Ansi codepage text to UCS-2
16-bit character binary data.

  -codes       print character codes
  -be          big endian output
  -i           read from stdin
  -codepage=n  change codepage.
               more under: sfk listcodes

command chaining support
  uses text from a previous command.

  sfk ansitoucs    same as atow

see also
  sfk wtoa   wide chars to Ansi
  sfk utow   UTF-8 to wide chars

  sfk load in.txt +atow -tofile out.txt
    load 8-bit Ansi text from in.txt
    and write wide char data to out.txt
  sfk atow in.txt +hexdump
    show a hexdump of ucs output.

sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).

read more about all sfk functions here.

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