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

Quickly on the note of shift-jis, another place I still see this is the default encoding of .csv files from financial companies. I emailed them one to find out why they do that, but as yet no response.


On 26 June 2018 20:13:09 GMT+09:00, Jim Breen <> wrote:
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

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


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