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PICONV(1)			 Perl Programmers Reference Guide			PICONV(1)

       piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl

	 piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string] [files...]
	 piconv -l

       piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding converter widely available for vari-
       ous Unixen today.  This script was primarily a technology demonstrator for Perl 5.8.0, but
       you can use piconv in the place of iconv for virtually any case.

       piconv converts the character encoding of either STDIN or files specified in the argument
       and prints out to STDOUT.

       Here is the  list of options.

       -f from_encoding
	   Specifies the encoding you are converting from.  Unlike iconv, this option can be
	   omitted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

       -t to_encoding
	   Specifies the encoding you are converting to.  Unlike iconv, this option can be omit-
	   ted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

	   Therefore, when both -f and -t are omitted, piconv just acts like cat.

       -s string
	   uses string instead of file for the source of text.	Same as iconv.

       -l  Lists all available encodings, one per line, in case-insensitive order.  Note that
	   only the canonical names are listed; many aliases exist.  For example, the names are
	   case-insensitive, and many standard and common aliases work, such as "latin1" for
	   "ISO-8859-1", or "ibm850" instead of "cp850", or "winlatin1" for "cp1252".  See
	   Encode::Supported for a full discussion.

       -C N
	   Check the validity of the stream if N = 1.  When N = -1, something interesting happens
	   when it encounters an invalid character.

       -c  Same as "-C 1".

       -p  Same as "-C -1".

       -h  Show usage.

       -D  Invokes debugging mode.  Primarily for Encode hackers.

       -S scheme
	   Selects which scheme is to be used for conversion.  Available schemes are as follows:

	       Uses Encode::from_to for conversion.  This is the default.

	       Input strings are decode()d then encode()d.  A straight two-step implementation.

	       The new perlIO layer is used.  NI-S' favorite.

	   Like the -D option, this is also for Encode hackers.

       iconv(1) locale(3) Encode Encode::Supported Encode::Alias PerlIO

perl v5.8.0				    2003-02-18					PICONV(1)
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