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DICTL(1)		    General Commands Manual		      DICTL(1)

NAME
       dictl  -	 wrapper script	for dict that permits using utf-8 encoded dic-
       tionaries on a terminal that is not utf-8 aware.

SYNOPSIS
       dictl [OPTIONS] [word]

Description
       dictl calls dict	with the arguments given on the	command	 line.	 dictl
       takes the value of the environment variable DICTL_CHARSET as the	user's
       preferred character set.	 If this variable is empty, dictl attempts  to
       determine  the  character  set to be used from the output of the	locale
       command.

       Arguments passed	to dictl including word	are converted from the	user's
       preferred   character  set  to  server's	 character  set	 specified  by
       DICTL_SERVER_CHARSET variable (utf-8 if it is  unset),  and  passed  to
       dict.   The  server's  output from dict is converted to the user's pre-
       ferred character	set.

       NOTE: Because iconv omits characters from output	that are invalid,
       recode -f is used for character set conversions	by  default.   If  you
       prefer iconv, set DICTL_USE_ICONV variable to non-empty string.	If you
       want to use konwert, set	DICTL_USE_KONWERT to non-empty string.

       Because recode, iconv and konwert do not	support	conversion to or  from
       the  "C"	or "POSIX" locales, it is recommended that all users whose lo-
       cale is "C" or "POSIX", set DICTL_CHARSET to "latin1" (ISO_8859-1).

OPTIONS
       dictl accepts all dict options as described in dict(1).

AUTHOR
       dictl was written by Aleksey Cheusov <vle@gmx.net>
       This manual page	 was  written  by  Robert  D.  Hilliard	 <hilliard@de-
       bian.org> and Aleksey Cheusov <vle@gmx.net>

SEE ALSO
       dict(1),	recode(1), iconv(1), konwert(1)

								      DICTL(1)

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