Unpacking UTF-8-encoded ZIP archives

November 22, 2010 at 10:38:15
Specs: Windows XP [SP3], Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
Dear Members,

I have a 100MB ZIP archive, and the file and directory names in it are encoded in UTF-8. I can extract it, but the filenames look like a messup. I would like to convert from UTF8 to Windows Unicode (or a local charset, e.g. cp12NN) while extracting. It's also good for me if there is a tool that can convert recursively the whole structure into UTF-8 after the extraction.

WinRAR doesn't work.
UnZIP 5 doesn't work.
UnZIP 6 doesn't work.
7-Zip doesn't work.
Ken Rename doesn't work (doesn't support UTF-8).
convmv with ActivePerl doesn't work.

Thanks in advance

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November 24, 2010 at 11:01:58
Anyone here? Where are the "Thousands of users waiting to help"?

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November 24, 2010 at 13:43:48
Perhaps your posing this question in the XP General Forum is a less-than-perfect choice.... did you think of that?

Your Subject line is "
Unpacking UTF-8-encoded ZIP archives"
, yet it appears your real interest is in conversion tools. Further, you want the first "conversion" to happen during the extraction (like asking ***zip software to translate a language on-the-fly, eg.: English to Pashtun). And even further yet: "...convert recursively the whole structure into UTF-8 after the extraction...".

It becomes rather difficult to comprehend the apparent-convoluted objective.

A re-phrasing, or better fleshing-out of the question might be in order... but this is not the forum for it.

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