iconv - code set conversion utility
iconv [-ei] -f fromcode -t tocode [file]
iconv [-ei] -l
iconv converts the characters or sequences of characters in file from one
code set to another and writes the results to standard output. Should no
conversion exist for a particular character then it is converted to the
underscore ' ' in the target code set.
With the arguments fromcode and tocode identifying the input and output
code sets, respectively iconv will data perform conversion. If no file
argument is specified on the command line, iconv reads the standard
input. -e will echo conversion errors to standard error while -i will not
report errors. -i is the default.
Optional iconv converters are available by installing IRIX national
language support options. iconv -l will list converters that are
configured for that system. iconv -el will only list those converters
that are able to be opened. These may be different due to resource or
incomplete installation problems.
Unless otherwise specified, conversions between dis-similar code-sets are
performed by using UNICODE as the intermediate code set.
The following converts the contents of file "file.txt" from code set
ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 and stores the results in file file.iv.
iconv -f ISO8859-1 -t UTF-8 < file.txt > file.iv
Or if you have the Japanese environment installed you may perform the
following which converts file "file.sjis" from the PC-DOS Japanese code
set to the eucJP or Extended Unix Code for Japanese and stores the
results in "file.eucJP".
iconv -f sjis -t eucJP < file.sjis > file.eucJP
lists the conversions supported
language-specific message file [See LANG on environ(5).]
iconv returns 0 upon successful completion, 1 otherwise.
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