I have some JPEG files with Description metadata I added in MAC OS.
exiftool (in MAC) displays them in correct locale.

I copied those files to a Raspbian OS.

From command line or bash script I execute file path-to-jpeg The description part output replaces é by \303\251

First to lines of a bash script containing file echo are:

export LC_ALL=C.UTF-8

From command line I also tried LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 file path-to-jpeg

  • I finally installed exiftool and use it instead of file – dstonek May 24 at 15:30

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