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Unzip games with specific encodings

Some games are distributed in .zip packages. Lots of these have file names with non-ASCII encoding characters.

Most zip files are not using Unicode, so they need a special procedure to be unpacked properly.

Unar

unar (from The Unarchiver) automatically detects zip encoding and it's available on most distributions. It also supports rar files.

Unpack and convert from GNU/Linux and other UNIX

Requirements:

  • Installed locales for languages to decode.
  • p7zip-full
  • convmv

Commands for specific encodings:

Japanese

LANG=ja_JP 7za x filename.zip
cd gamefolder
convmv --notest -f shiftjis -t utf8 -r *

Traditional Chinese (Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao...)

LANG=zh_HK 7za x filename.zip
cd gamefolder
convmv --notest -f cp950 -t utf8 -r *

Alternatively, zh_TW and other should work fine too.

unzip-games.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/18 19:04 by fdelapena