iconv

available code sets for conversion 

Miscellaneous Information


DESCRIPTION

iconv converts characters from any available single byte code set to any other available single byte code set.

The format of an iconv code set file is:

iconv1\nXcodesetnameYverbose_descriptionTABLE

The first seven bytes (iconv1 and the newline character) are a signature; the 1 is used for version information. For the remainder:

X 

A byte containing the length of the code set name which follows.

codesetname 

The main name of the code set. This is normally the file name, but may be different on systems which allow links to files.

Y 

A byte containing the length of the verbose description which follows.

verbose_description 

A description of the code set. This sequence may not contain null (\0) bytes. This is the string printed by the command iconv -lv.

TABLE 

The table of characters is 512 bytes long: 256 entries of two bytes each. The position in the table corresponds to the position in the character set; the entries are the ISO 10646 two-octet representations of the characters. For example, in the ISO 8859-6 character set, the Arabic character alef is character 181 (0xBB). The ISO 10646 two-octet code for alef is 061B. If you were writing a code set file for ISO8859-6, the 181st entry in the table would be 061B.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Power Users
PTC MKS Toolkit for System Administrators
PTC MKS Toolkit for Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Interoperability
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Commands:
iconv, pax


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