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PowerShell - Convert a text file's encoding to UTF-8


This process converts a text file that has been encoded with unreadable characters and creates a new UTF-8 encoded file using PowerShell.


In this example, the input file (MessedUpEncoding.txt) has been encoded with MS-DOS Greek encoding.  The result is a new UTF-8 encoded file (ConvertedToUTF-8.txt), and the entire text is passed into a DataTable variable that can be used for further processing.

The text file before and after the conversion can be seen in the image below:


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