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Plan 9 - man page for tcs (plan9 section 1)

TCS(1)				     General Commands Manual				   TCS(1)

NAME
       tcs - translate character sets

SYNOPSIS
       tcs [ -slcv ] [ -f ics ] [ -t ocs ] [ file ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Tcs  interprets	the named file(s) (standard input default) as a stream of characters from
       the ics character set or format, converts them to runes, and then  converts  them  into	a
       stream  of  characters  from  the ocs character set or format on the standard output.  The
       default value for ics and ocs is utf, the UTF encoding described in utf(6).  The -l option
       lists  the  character  sets  known to tcs.  Processing continues in the face of conversion
       errors (the -s option prevents reporting of these errors).  The -c option forces the  out-
       put  to	contain  only  correctly converted characters; otherwise, 0x80 characters will be
       substituted for UTF encoding errors and 0xFFFD characters  will	substituted  for  unknown
       characters.

       The  -v	option generates various diagnostic and summary information on standard error, or
       makes the -l output more verbose.

       Tcs recognizes an ever changing list of character sets.	 In  particular,  it  supports	a
       variety of Russian and Japanese encodings.  Some of the supported encodings are

       utf    The Plan 9 UTF encoding, known by ISO as UTF-8

       utf1   The deprecated original UTF encoding from ISO 10646

       ascii  7-bit ASCII

       8859-1 Latin-1 (Central European)

       8859-2 Latin-2 (Czech .. Slovak)

       8859-3 Latin-3 (Dutch .. Turkish)

       8859-4 Latin-4 (Scandinavian)

       8859-5 Part 5 (Cyrillic)

       8859-6 Part 6 (Arabic)

       8859-7 Part 7 (Greek)

       8859-8 Part 8 (Hebrew)

       8859-9 Latin-5 (Finnish .. Portuguese)

       koi8   KOI-8 (GOST 19769-74)

       jis-kanji
	      ISO 2022-JP

       ujis   EUC-JX: JIS 0208

       ms-kanji
	      Microsoft, or Shift-JIS

       jis    (from only) guesses between ISO 2022-JP, EUC or Shift-Jis

       gb     Chinese national standard (GB2312-80)

       big5   Big 5 (HKU version)

       unicode
	      Unicode Standard 1.0

       tis    Thai character set plus ASCII (TIS 620-1986)

       msdos  IBM PC: CP 437

       atari  Atari-ST character set

EXAMPLES
       tcs -f 8859-1
	      Convert 8859-1 (Latin-1) characters into UTF format.

       tcs -s -f jis
	      Convert  characters  encoded in one of several shift JIS encodings into UTF format.
	      Unknown Kanji will be converted into 0xFFFD characters.

       tcs -lv
	      Print an up to date list of the supported character sets.

SOURCE
       /sys/src/cmd/tcs

SEE ALSO
       ascii(1), rune(2), utf(6).

											   TCS(1)


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