There’s a new Mac OS X version (2.1.0) of PcConverter, a file format conversion tool, available from Vampire Software.
The US$20 shareware utility offers tools for converting files to and from a variety of formats. You can use PcConverter to convert text files (also RTF files) from Windows or Unix to the Mac. Or you can use it to process custom database files or to automate the conversion of text files to HTML.
Different operating systems use different ASCII tables. According to the folks at Vampire software this means if you try to open Windows text files with a Mac application all the special characters are misinterpreted and the result is a series of garbage characters. To fix this PcConverter comes with six different tables that enable you to convert text files (Dos, Unix, and Windows) and correctly use them in your Mac OS. Or you can even write your own conversion tables to expand the PcConverter capabilities.
You can download PcConverter 2.1.0 (a 459k file) from the Vampire Software Web site.