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ICONV(1)		       Debian GNU/Linux			      ICONV(1)

       iconv - Convert encoding	of given files from one	encoding to another

       iconv --ff	encoding [--tt encoding] [inputfile]...

       The iiccoonnvv program converts the encoding of characters in	inputfile, or
       from the	standard input if no filename is specified, from one coded
       character set to	another. The result is written to standard output
       unless otherwise	specified by the ----oouuttppuutt option.

       ----ffrroomm--ccooddee, --ff encoding
	      Convert characters from encoding.

       ----ttoo--ccooddee, --tt encoding
	      Convert characters to encoding. If not specified the encoding
	      corresponding to the current locale is used.

       ----lliisstt, --ll
	      List known coded character sets.

       --cc     Omit invalid characters from output.

       ----oouuttppuutt, --oo file
	      Specify output file (instead of stdout).

       ----ssiilleenntt, --ss
	      Suppress warnings, but not errors.

	      Print progress information.

       ----hheellpp, --??
	      Give help	list.

	      Give a short usage message.

       ----vveerrssiioonn, --VV
	      Print program version.

       The values permitted for	--from-code and	--to-code can be listed	by the
       iiccoonnvv ----lliisstt command, and all combinations of the listed	values are
       supported. Furthermore the following two	suffixes are supported:

	      When the string "//TRANSLIT" is appended to --to-code,
	      transliteration is activated.  This means	that when a character
	      cannot be	represented in the target character set, it can	be
	      approximated through one or several similarly looking

	      When the string "//IGNORE" is appended to	--to-code, characters
	      that cannot be represented in the	target character set will be
	      silently discarded.

       iconv was written by Ulrich Drepper as part of the GNU C	Library.

       This man	page was written by Joel Klecker <>, for	the
       Debian GNU/Linux	system.

3rd Berkeley Distribution	     lenny			      ICONV(1)

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