tcs - translate character sets
tcs [ -slcv ] [ -f ics ] [ -t ocs ] [ file ... ]
Tcs interprets the named file(s) (standard input default) as a stream
of characters from the ics character set or format, converts them to
runes, and then converts them into a stream of characters from the ocs
character set or format on the standard output. The default value for
ics and ocs is utf, the UTF encoding described in utf(6). The -l
option lists the character sets known to tcs. Processing continues in
the face of conversion errors (the -s option prevents reporting of
these errors). The -c option forces the output to contain only cor‐
rectly converted characters; otherwise, Runeerror (0xFFFD) characters
will be substituted for UTF encoding errors and unknown characters.
The -v option generates various diagnostic and summary information on
standard error, or makes the -l output more verbose.
Tcs recognizes an ever changing list of character sets. In particular,
it supports a variety of Russian and Japanese encodings. Some of the
supported encodings are
utf The Plan 9 UTF encoding, known by ISO as UTF-8
utf1 The deprecated original UTF encoding from ISO 10646
ascii 7-bit ASCII
8859-1 Latin-1 (Central European)
8859-2 Latin-2 (Czech .. Slovak)
8859-3 Latin-3 (Dutch .. Turkish)
8859-4 Latin-4 (Scandinavian)
8859-5 Part 5 (Cyrillic)
8859-6 Part 6 (Arabic)
8859-7 Part 7 (Greek)
8859-8 Part 8 (Hebrew)
8859-9 Latin-5 (Finnish .. Portuguese)
html Unicode as encoded by HTML
koi8 KOI-8 (GOST 19769-74)
ujis EUC-JX: JIS 0208
Microsoft, or Shift-JIS
jis (from only) guesses between ISO 2022-JP, EUC or Shift-Jis
gb Chinese national standard (GB2312-80)
big5 Big 5 (HKU version)
Unicode Standard 1.0
tis Thai character set plus ASCII (TIS 620-1986)
msdos IBM PC: CP 437
atari Atari-ST character set
tcs -f 8859-1
Convert 8859-1 (Latin-1) characters into UTF format.
tcs -s -f jis
Convert characters encoded in one of several shift JIS encodings
into UTF format. Unknown Kanji will be converted into 0xFFFD
tcs -t html
Convert UTF into character set-independent HTML.
Print an up to date list of the supported character sets.
SEE ALSOascii(1), rune(2), utf(6).