This is the command xml2asc that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator
xml2asc - convert UTF-8 to &#nnn; entities
Reads an UTF-8 encoded text from standard input and writes to standard output, converting
all non-ASCII characters to &#nnn; entities, so that the result is ASCII-encoded.
One example use is to convert ISO-8859-1 to ASCII with &#nnn; entities, by first running
asc2xml to convert ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 and then pipe the result into xml2asc to convert to
ASCII with &#nnn; entities for all accented characters.
To test if a file is correct UTF-8, ignore the output and test the exit code, e.g. in
xml2asc <myfile >/dev/null && echo "OK" || echo "Fail"
xml2asc returns with a non-zero exit code if the input was not UTF-8.
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