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 iconv(1)							    iconv(1)




 NAME
      iconv - code set conversion

 SYNOPSIS
      iconv -f fromcode -t tocode [file ...]

 DESCRIPTION
      iconv converts the encoding of characters in the input files from the
      fromcode code set to the tocode code set, and writes the results on
      standard output.	If no input files are given, iconv reads from
      standard input.  If - appears as an input file name, iconv reads
      standard input at that point.  -- can be used to delimit the end of
      options (see getopt(3C)).

    Options
      iconv recognizes the following options:

	   -f fromcode	  Identify the code set corresponding to option
			  argument fromcode as the code set that the input
			  will be converted ``from''.

	   -t tocode	  Identify the code set corresponding to option
			  argument tocode as the code set that the input
			  will be converted ``to''.

      The fromcode and tocode names can be any of the base and alias names
      listed in the iconv configuration file,
      /usr/lib/nls/iconv/config.iconv.	See iconv(3C) for details and the
      configuration file for a list of supported code set names.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    Environment Variables
      LANG provides a default value for the internationalization variables
      that are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the default value of
      "C" (see lang(5)) is used. If any of the internationalization
      variables contains an invalid setting, iconv will behave as if all
      internationalization variables are set to "C".  See environ(5).

      LC_ALL If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all
      the other internationalization variables.

      LC_CTYPE determines the interpretation of text as single and/or
      multi-byte characters, the classification of characters as printable,
      and the characters matched by character class expressions in regular
      expressions. During translation of the file, this variable is
      superseded by the use of the fromcode option-argument.

      LC_MESSAGES determines the locale that should be used to affect the
      format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error
      and informative messages written to standard output.




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 iconv(1)							    iconv(1)




      NLSPATH determines the location of message catalogues for the
      processing of LC_MESSAGES.

    International Code Set Support
      Single and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 WARNINGS
      If an input character does not have a valid equivalent in the code set
      selected by the -t option (the "to" code set), it is mapped to the
      "galley character", if it has been defined for that conversion. (see
      genxlt(1) and iconv(3C) ).

      If an input character does not belong to the code set selected by the
      -f option (the "from" code set), the command terminates.

 EXAMPLES
      Convert the contents of file foo from code set Roman8 to ISO 8859/1
      and store the results in file bar.

	   iconv -f roman8 -t iso8859_1 foo >&gt&gt> bar

 FILES
      /usr/lib/nls/iconv/config.iconv			iconv configuration
							file

 AUTHOR
      iconv was developed by HP.

 SEE ALSO
      getopt(3C), iconv(3C).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      iconv: XPG2, XPG3, XPG4





















 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000