Copy a Unicode File to an ANSI File
The VBScript file WiToAnsi.vbs is provided in the Windows SDK Components for Windows Installer Developers. This sample shows how script is used to rewrite a Unicode text file as an ANSI text file.
Using this sample requires the CScript.exe or WScript.exe version of Windows Script Host. To use CScript.exe to run this sample, type a command line at the command prompt using the following syntax. Help is displayed if the first argument is /? or if too few arguments are specified. To redirect the output to a file, end the command line with VBS > [path to file]. The sample returns a value of 0 for success, 1 if help is invoked, and 2 if the script fails.
cscript WiToAnsi.vbs [path to Unicode file][path to ANSI file]
Specify the Unicode text file that is being converted. Specify the ANSI text file that is being created. If no ANSI file is specified, the Unicode file is replaced.