iconv

ICONV(1)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  ICONV(1)



NAME
       iconv - character set conversion

SYNOPSIS
       iconv [-c] [-s] [-f encoding] [-t encoding] [inputfile ...]
       iconv -l

DESCRIPTION
       The iconv program converts text from one encoding to another encoding.
       More precisely, it converts from the encoding given for the -f option
       to the encoding given for the -t option. Either of these encodings
       defaults to the encoding of the current locale. All the inputfiles are
       read and converted in turn; if no inputfile is given, the standard
       input is used. The converted text is printed to standard output.

       When option -c is given, characters that cannot be converted are
       silently discarded, instead of leading to a conversion error.

       When option -s is given, error messages about invalid or unconvertible
       characters are omitted, but the actual converted text is unaffected.

       The encodings permitted are system dependent. For the libiconv
       implementation, they are listed in the iconv_open(3) manual page.

       The iconv -l command lists the names of the supported encodings, in a
       system dependent format. For the libiconv implementation, the names are
       printed in upper case, separated by whitespace, and alias names of an
       encoding are listed on the same line as the encoding itself.

SEE ALSO
       iconv_open(3), locale(7)



GNU                            January 13, 2002                       ICONV(1)