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iconv(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual iconv(1)

iconv - charset conversion utility

iconv -f from_charset -t to_charset [ -s inputstring | file... ]

The iconv utility converts the characters or sequences of characters in file(s) (or inputstring if specified with the -s option) from one charset to another and writes the results to standard output. Should no conversion exist for a particular character then it is converted to the underscore '_' in the target charset.
The list of supported conversions and the locations of the associated conversion tables are provided in the iconv(3) manual page.

The following options are supported:
-f from_charset
Identifies the input charset.
-t to_charset
Identifies the output charset.
-s inputstring
Identifies the character sequence, which is to be converted instead of input files.

The following operands are supported:
file(s)
A list of the input files to be translated. '-' means the standard input. If file is omitted, the standard input is used.

The following example converts the contents of file mail1 from charset iso-8859-5 to utf-8 and stores the results in file mail.local.
example% iconv -f iso-8859-5 -t utf-8 mail1 > mail.local

See iconv(3) for the description of the ICONV_PATH environment variable that affects the behaviour of iconv.

The following exit values are returned:
0
Successful completion.
1
An error has occurred.

iconv(3)
10 Sep 2000

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