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iconv(1)							      iconv(1)

       iconv - Converts encoded characters to another codeset

       iconv -f from_code -t to_code [file...]

       Interfaces  documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
       dards as follows:

       iconv:  XCU5.0

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page	 for  more  information	 about
       industry standards and associated tags.

       Specifies the input codeset.  Specifies the output codeset.

       Specifies  one  or more files that contain the data to be converted. If
       this operand is omitted, the standard input is used.

       The iconv command converts the encoding of characters in file from  one
       coded  character set to another and writes the results to standard out‐

       The input and output coded character sets are identified	 by  from_code
       and  to_code. If the file operand is not specified on the command line,
       the iconv command reads the standard input. The	result	of  specifying
       invalid	characters  in	the  input  stream  is that the input value is
       translated to the substitute character.

       [Tru64 UNIX]  Current industry standards do not specify the  name  for‐
       mat,  implementation,  and  location  of the codeset converters used by
       this command.  On this operating system, the command searches  directo‐
       ries  of algorithmic and table converters to find one that performs the
       requested conversion. The names of codeset  converters  adhere  to  the
       following format: fromcode_tocode

       [SVID3]	The  command  iconv  will additionally convert from/to the ISO
       8859-1 Latin alphabet No.1, to/from an ISO 646  ASCII  variant  codeset
       for  a  particular  language.  The  ISO 8859-1 codeset will support the
       majority of 8 bit codesets.

       Success.	 An error occurred.

       [Tru64 UNIX]  You can view the diagnostic messages that may be returned
       by   the	  iconv	  command  by  entering	 the  following	 commands:  cd
       /usr/lib/nls/msg/en_US.ISO8859-1 dspcat iconv.cat

       The following examples use the iconv command: To convert	 the  contents
       of  the eucJP_data file from the eucJP to the SJIS codeset and save the
       results in the sjis_data file, enter: iconv -f eucJP -t SJIS eucJP_data
       >  sjis_data  To	 convert  the contents of the eucJP_data file from the
       eucJP codeset to	 the  UCS-4  codeset  and  save	 the  results  in  the
       UCS_4_data file, enter: iconv -f eucJP -t UCS-4 eucJP_data > UCS_4_data

       The    following	  environment	variables   (see   i18n_intro(5)   and
       l10n_intro(5)) affect the execution of the iconv command:  Specifies  a
       default	value  for the locale category variables that are not set.  If
       set to a nonempty string value,	overrides  the	values	of  all	 other
       locale variables, including LANG.  Determines the locale for interpret‐
       ing byte sequences as characters in, for example,  command  parameters.
       Specifies  the  locale  used to find translations, if any, for the com‐
       mand's message catalogs.	 [Tru64 UNIX]  Specifies the search path  used
       to find locales and the subdirectories that contain codeset converters.
       The default is /usr/lib/nls/loc.	 Determines the	 location  of  message
       catalogs for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.

       [Tru64 UNIX]  Algorithmic converters.  [Tru64 UNIX]  Table converters.

       Commands:  genxlt(1)

       Functions:  iconv(3), iconv_close(3), iconv_open(3)

       Others:	i18n_intro(5), iconv_intro(5), l10n_intro(5), standards(5)


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