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Windows display Little Endian text file

Windows display Little Endian text file

I would like to output the contents of a Little Endian text file.

I thought this was quite a simple task but it seems to be not that straight forward, from a Unix point of view I would just use the iconv command does Windows have a similar command or a simple way to do this?

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

Should I be looking at the _wfopen?

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

Try notepad. File/Save As. Down the bottom, there is a combo box for encoding.

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

Thanks for your reply xwb, I was looking to do it within a c++ program as it is to be part of the output to a socket program I have.

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

Is that file output or socket output?

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

Hi basically the socket program all programs in a directory and the output is from the program is displayed to the socket when a connection is made.

To simplify what I am trying to do if the file wasn't Unicode LE type I could just run the system command, type myfile.txt and that would be ok. Because of the unicode the "type" command doesn't display correctly.

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

He is some example code of how I can do it with the iconv command:-

#include <stdio.h> /* printf */
#include <stdlib.h> /* system, NULL, EXIT_FAILURE */

int main ()
int i;
setvbuf(stdout, (char*)NULL, _IONBF, 0);
printf ("MyFile\n");
setvbuf(stdout, (char*)NULL, _IONBF, 0);
if (system(NULL));
else exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
i=system ("iconv -f utf-16le -t utf-8 C:\\myfile.txt");
printf ("\n");
return 0;

RE: Windows display Little Endian text file

I manged to get one on the c++ guys to take a look and it was not quite as simple as my inital program.

But thanks for trying xwb

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