Character Set Converter gives you an easy way to convert documents between Unicode and a wide variety of character sets used for Baltic, Central European, Cyrillic, and Western languages. You can also add custom character sets if necessary. The text to be converted may reside on disk or in the clipboard. Keep in mind that this version only converts plain text.
A character set is a standard way of arranging letters, digits, punctuation, and other symbols within a font. For English, the ASCII character set is uniformly supported on a wide variety of computers. This makes it easy to transfer English documents from computer to computer.
For other languages, there are many different standards in use, and these generally differ from operating system to operating system. For example, the Russian capital A is character #128 in Macintosh Cyrillic, but this same letter is character #192 in Windows Cyrillic.