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Convet a file to UTF-8 encoding automatically with Python
import chardet
import sys
def convert_to_utf8(raw_content, encoding=None):
encoding = encoding or chardet.detect(raw_content)["encoding"]
return raw_content.decode(encoding)
except UnicodeDecodeError:
print("\tFailed to decode with {} encoding".format(encoding))
print("\tTry it with GBK")
return raw_content.decode("GBK")
except UnicodeDecodeError:
print("\tGBK won't work either")
return None
def main(argv):
for i in range(1, len(argv)):
file_path = argv[i]
print("{:d}/{:d}: {}".format(i, len(argv) - 1, file_path))
with open(file_path, mode="rb") as f:
raw =
converted = convert_to_utf8(raw)
if converted is None:
with open(file_path, mode="w", encoding="utf8") as f:
if __name__ == '__main__':
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