I discovered that you can't copy files to the Cowon iAudio X5 digital audio player if they contain a variety of unusual characters. This is probably true of many other such devices. I wrote a simple script,, to automatically remove any such special characters from all filenames underneath the current directory.

To make this work, you'll need to get the Perl module Text::Unidecode from CPAN.


2006-06-29: Handle utf8 filesystems.
2005-12-04: Initial release.

Last updated: 2006-06-29
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