piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl
piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string]
piconv [-C N|-c|-p]
piconv -S scheme ...
piconv -r encoding
piconv -D ...
piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding converter
widely available for various 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. Each option can be in short
format (-f) or long (--from).
Specifies the encoding you are converting from.
Unlike iconv, this option can be omitted. In such
cases, the current locale is used.
Specifies the encoding you are converting to. Unlike
iconv, this option can be omitted. In such cases, the
current locale is used.
Therefore, when both -f and -t are omitted, piconv
just acts like cat.
uses string instead of file for the source of text.
Lists all available encodings, one per line, in caseinsensitive
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.
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".
Same as "-C -1".
Invokes debugging mode. Primarily for Encode hackers.
Selects which scheme is to be used for conversion.
Available schemes are as follows:
Uses Encode::from_to for conversion. This is the
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.
"1" in iconv "3" in locale Encode Encode::Supported
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