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Cyrka (degibberish tool)

cyrka screenshot

Cyrka is a GUI tool to decode Cyrillic texts improperly transcoded from Windows charset.


In order to install and run Cyrka you should have the following packages installed on your system:

You can install required packages with the following command

$ sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-gnome2


Download the script below, make it executable, place it in a directory available via PATH, optionally create a launcher.


Copy an improperly transcoded text and paste it to the topmost field of Cyrka window. Hit ‘degibberish’ button. Recovered text should appear in the bottom field.

Source files

Download cyrka.rb (1.6 KB)