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Re: [tlug] Bogus Japanese zipfiles [was: Kudos to Jim Breen]

On 26 June 2018 at 20:10, Kalin KOZHUHAROV <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 5:05 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull
> <> wrote:
>> I still occasionally get zip files with Shift JIS-encoded file names.
> LoL, after many years of occasional need to wrestle those, I published this:
> (although it is somewhat Gentoo-related (paths), the script is mostly
> standalone)
>> I forget the exact syntax, but something like
>> python -m zipfile --extract --filenameencoding=shift_jis
> I think patching upstream (zip, p7zip) is still better, but haven't
> had urge to do it.

One day someone will publish a list of the evil things we can blame
on Microsoft, and close to the top of the list will be inflicting us with


Jim Breen
Adjunct Snr Research Fellow, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University

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