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ICONV(1)                                                              ICONV(1)

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

       iconv -f encoding -t encoding inputfile

       The iconv program converts the encoding of characters in inputfile from one coded character set to another. The
       result is written to standard output unless otherwise specified by the --output option.

       --from-code, -f encoding

       Convert characters from encoding

       --to-code, -t encoding

       Convert characters to encoding


       List known coded character sets

       --output, -o file

       Specify output file (instead of stdout)


       Print progress information.

       Following examples convert from code set ISO88592 "input.txt" to UTF8 code set or ASCII and stores the result
       as "output.txt".

       iconv -f ISO88592 -t UTF8 < input.txt > output.txt

       iconv -f ISO88592 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT < input.txt > output.txt

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

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

3rd Berkeley Distribution         March 2001                          ICONV(1)