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I assume this is a not very subtle troll? Java source is unicode? (The offhand reference to dd and xargs is a bit too much).

How do you define "English-speaking world", btw? Those too ignorant to have heard of non-ascii-characters (ie: excluding Canada, as anyone doing business there should at least have heard of French)?

Anyway, for anyone actually burnt by something similar on a GNU system try looking up recode(1).

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