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PICONV(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide		     PICONV(1)

NAME
       piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl

SYNOPSIS
	 piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string] [files...]
	 piconv -l
	 piconv [-C N|-c|-p]
	 piconv -S scheme ...
	 piconv -r encoding
	 piconv -D ...
	 piconv -h

DESCRIPTION
       piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding converter widely
       available for various Unixen today.  This script was primarily a
       technology demonstrator for Perl 5.8.0, but you can use piconv in the
       place of iconv for virtually any case.

       piconv converts the character encoding of either STDIN or files
       specified in the argument and prints out to STDOUT.

       Here is the list of options.  Each option can be in short format (-f)
       or long (--from).

       -f,--from from_encoding
	   Specifies the encoding you are converting from.  Unlike iconv, this
	   option can be omitted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

       -t,--to to_encoding
	   Specifies the encoding you are converting to.  Unlike iconv, this
	   option can be omitted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

	   Therefore, when both -f and -t are omitted, piconv just acts like
	   cat.

       -s,--string string
	   uses string instead of file for the source of text.

       -l,--list
	   Lists all available encodings, one per line, in case-insensitive
	   order.  Note that only the canonical names are listed; many aliases
	   exist.  For example, the names are case-insensitive, and many
	   standard and common aliases work, such as "latin1" for
	   "ISO-8859-1", or "ibm850" instead of "cp850", or "winlatin1" for
	   "cp1252".  See Encode::Supported for a full discussion.

       -C,--check N
	   Check the validity of the stream if N = 1.  When N = -1, something
	   interesting happens when it encounters an invalid character.

       -c  Same as "-C 1".

       -p,--perlqq
       --htmlcref
       --xmlcref
	   Applies PERLQQ, HTMLCREF, XMLCREF, respectively.  Try

	     piconv -f utf8 -t ascii --perlqq

	   To see what it does.

       -h,--help
	   Show usage.

       -D,--debug
	   Invokes debugging mode.  Primarily for Encode hackers.

       -S,--scheme scheme
	   Selects which scheme is to be used for conversion.  Available
	   schemes are as follows:

	   from_to
	       Uses Encode::from_to for conversion.  This is the default.

	   decode_encode
	       Input strings are decode()d then encode()d.  A straight two-
	       step implementation.

	   perlio
	       The new perlIO layer is used.  NI-S' favorite.

	       You should use this option if you are using UTF-16 and others
	       which linefeed is not $/.

	   Like the -D option, this is also for Encode hackers.

SEE ALSO
       iconv(1) locale(3) Encode Encode::Supported Encode::Alias PerlIO

perl v5.10.1			  2010-11-08			     PICONV(1)
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