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Linux 2.6 - man page for iconv (linux section 1)

ICONV(1)				 Debian GNU/Linux				 ICONV(1)

NAME
       iconv - Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another

SYNOPSIS
       iconv -f encoding [-t encoding] [inputfile]...

DESCRIPTION
       The iconv program converts the encoding of characters in inputfile, or from the standard
       input if no filename is specified, from one coded character set to another. The result is
       written to standard output unless otherwise specified by the --output option.

       --from-code, -f encoding
	      Convert characters from encoding.

       --to-code, -t encoding
	      Convert characters to encoding. If not specified the encoding corresponding to the
	      current locale is used.

       --list, -l
	      List known coded character sets.

       -c     Omit invalid characters from output.

       --output, -o file
	      Specify output file (instead of stdout).

       --silent, -s
	      Suppress warnings, but not errors.

       --verbose
	      Print progress information.

       --help, -?
	      Give help list.

       --usage
	      Give a short usage message.

       --version, -V
	      Print program version.

ENCODINGS
       The values permitted for --from-code and --to-code can be listed by the iconv --list
       command, and all combinations of the listed values are supported. Furthermore the
       following two suffixes are supported:

       //TRANSLIT
	      When the string "//TRANSLIT" is appended to --to-code, transliteration is
	      activated.  This means that when a character cannot be represented in the target
	      character set, it can be approximated through one or several similarly looking
	      characters.

       //IGNORE
	      When the string "//IGNORE" is appended to --to-code, characters that cannot be
	      represented in the target character set will be silently discarded.

AUTHOR
       iconv was written by Ulrich Drepper as part of the GNU C Library.

       This man page was written by Joel Klecker <espy@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system.

3rd Berkeley Distribution		      lenny					 ICONV(1)


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