Encoding, UTF-8, Unicode

vim ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 problem

Convert a ISO-8859-1 file to UTF-8, some chars that looked like tabulations becomes these <88> things.

vim ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8
0x0088 Character Tabulation Set

The char above may show up as "^" or "<88>", depending on the editor or some other rendering factors, like having or missing proper fonts or OS support/config for it.

Can substitute those for normal tabs (or whatever other char) with:


Note the character class. If we simply do s/\x88/ it will look for each individual char \, x, 8 and 8, and not the code point they represent when combined together.