This whole thing has been a huge pain to me for as long as I can remember. Especially video. But recently I’ve found some helpful tools that have taken most of that pain away.
Tried to find out how to convert windows-1252 code files to utf-8 without messing up Norwegian characters today. Couldn’t really find anything good other than linux tools and php stuff. Finally, *facepalm*, I remembered it might be possible using Notepad… And sure enough, seems to work great. Just open up the windows-1252 encoded file in Notepad, then choose ‘Save as’ and set encoding to UTF-8.
Hopefully I won’t forget this the next time I need it… *sigh*