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ASCII(1)		    General Commands Manual		      ASCII(1)

NAME
       ascii, unicode -	interpret ASCII, Unicode characters

SYNOPSIS
       ascii [ -8 ] [ -oxdbn ] [ -nct ]	[ text ]

       unicode [ -nt ] hexmin-hexmax

       unicode [ -t ] hex [ ...	 ]

       unicode [ -n ] characters

       look hex	/usr/local/plan9/lib/unicode

DESCRIPTION
       Ascii  prints  the  ASCII  values  corresponding	to characters and vice
       versa;  under  the  -8  option,	the  ISO  Latin-1  extensions	(codes
       0200-0377)  are included.  The values are interpreted in	a settable nu-
       meric base; -o specifies	octal, -d decimal,  -x	hexadecimal  (the  de-
       fault), and -bn base n.

       With  no	 arguments,  ascii  prints a table of the character set	in the
       specified base.	Characters of text are converted to their  ASCII  val-
       ues, one	per line. If, however, the first text argument is a valid num-
       ber in the specified base, conversion goes the opposite	way.   Control
       characters are printed as two- or three-character mnemonics.  Other op-
       tions are:

       -n     Force numeric output.

       -c     Force character output.

       -t     Convert from numbers to running text; do not  interpret  control
	      characters or insert newlines.

       Unicode	is  similar; it	converts between UTF and character values from
       the Unicode Standard (see utf(7)).  If given  a	range  of  hexadecimal
       numbers,	 unicode prints	a table	of the specified Unicode characters --
       their values and	UTF representations.  Otherwise	it translates from UTF
       to numeric value	or vice	versa, depending on the	appearance of the sup-
       plied text; the -n option forces	numeric	output to avoid	ambiguity with
       numeric	characters.  If	converting to UTF , the	characters are printed
       one per line unless the -t flag is set, in which	case the output	 is  a
       single  string containing only the specified characters.	 Unlike	ascii,
       unicode treats no characters specially.

       The output of ascii and unicode may  be	unhelpful  if  the  characters
       printed are not available in the	current	font.

       The  file  /usr/local/plan9/lib/unicode	contains a table of characters
       and descriptions, sorted	in hexadecimal order, suitable for look(1)  on
       the lower case hex values of characters.

EXAMPLES
       ascii -d
	      Print the	ASCII table base 10.

       unicode p
	      Print the	hex value of `p'.

       unicode 2200-22f1
	      Print a table of miscellaneous mathematical symbols.

       look 039	/usr/local/plan9/lib/unicode
	      See  the	start  of the Greek alphabet's encoding	in the Unicode
	      Standard.

FILES
       /usr/local/plan9/lib/unicode
	      table of characters and descriptions.

SOURCE
       /usr/local/plan9/src/cmd/ascii.c
       /usr/local/plan9/src/cmd/unicode.c

SEE ALSO
       look(1),	tcs(1),	utf(7),	font(7)

								      ASCII(1)

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