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On occasion I get files that have names mangled (mis-encoded, often from an archive file) by the senders. How do I fix the encoding on an Intel Mac?

I am aware of Apple's File Name Encoding Repair utility, but that is for PowerPC Macs only (I've used it before and despite the awkward UI it really works). Has anyone made such a utility in a universal binary application?

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I don't have a Mac around right now and don't even know for sure whether they are included in OS X but these two command line tools (that is, that must be run inside Terminal) could be tweaked for the job: recode and iconv (from <…). The difficult part will be to guess the original encoding... – jaume Nov 19 '12 at 9:13
@jaume Unless you are actually talking about modifying the original archives with those tools, I don't think it would work. – CyberSkull Dec 6 '12 at 20:40
I know this is an old question but I'm running into the same problem. There aren't any Intel programs that will fix the encoding, it must be a pretty obscure problem. If you were able to find a solution please let me know. – user73086 Mar 14 '14 at 23:34

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