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NAME

       ascii2uni - convert 7-bit ASCII representations to UTF-8 Unicode

SYNOPSIS

       ascii2uni [options] (<input file name>)

DESCRIPTION

       ascii2uni  converts  various  7-bit  ASCII  representations  to  UTF-8.  It reads from the
       standard input and writes to the  standard  output.  The  representations  understood  are
       listed  below  under  the  command  line  options.  If  no  format  is specified, standard
       hexadecimal format (e.g. 0x00e9) is assumed.

COMMAND LINE OPTIONS

       -a <format> Convert from the specified format. Formats may be specified by  means  of  the
       following  arbitrary single character codes, by means of names such as "SGML_decimal", and
       by examples of the desired format.

              A Convert hexadecimal numbers with prefix U in angle-brackets (<U00E9>).

              B Convert \x-escaped hex (e.g. \x00E9)

              C Convert \x escaped hexadecimal numbers in braces (e.g. \x{00E9}).

              D Convert decimal HTML numeric character references (e.g. &#0233;)

              E Convert hexadecimal with prefix U (U00E9).

              F Convert hexadecimal with prefix u (u00E9).

              G Convert hexadecimal in single quotes with prefix X (e.g. X'00E9').

              H Convert hexadecimal HTML numeric character references (e.g. &#x00E9;)

              I Convert hexadecimal UTF-8 with each  byte's  hex  preceded  by  an  =-sign  (e.g.
              =C3=A9) . This is the Quoted Printable format defined by RFC 2045.

              J  Convert  hexadecimal  UTF-8  with  each  byte's  hex  preceded by a %-sign (e.g.
              %C3%A9). This is the URIescape format defined by RFC 2396.

              K Convert octal UTF-8 with each byte escaped by a backslash (e.g.  \303\251)

              L  Convert  \U-escaped  hex  outside  the  BMP,  \u-escaped  hex  within  the   BMP
              (U+0000-U+FFFF).

              M Convert hexadecimal SGML numeric character references (e.g. \#xE9;)

              N Convert decimal SGML numeric character references (e.g. \#233;)

              O  Convert  octal  escapes  for  the  three  low  bytes  in  big-endian  order(e.g.
              \000\000\351))

              P Convert hexadecimal numbers with prefix U+ (e.g. U+00E9)

              Q Convert HTML character entities (e.g. &eacute;).

              R Convert raw hexadecimal numbers (e.g. 00E9)

              S Convert hexadecimal escapes for the three low bytes  in  big-endian  order  (e.g.
              \x00\x00\xE9)

              T  Convert  decimal  escapes  for  the  three  low  bytes in big-endian order (e.g.
              \d000\d000\d233)

              U Convert \u-escaped hexadecimal numbers (e.g. \u00E9).

              V Convert \u-escaped decimal numbers (e.g. \u00233).

              X Convert standard hexadecimal numbers (e.g. 0x00E9).

              Y Convert all three  types  of  HTML  escape:  hexadecimal  and  decimal  character
              references and character entities.

              0  Convert  hexadecimal  UTF-8  with each byte's hex enclosed within angle brackets
              (e.g.  <C3><A9>).

              1 Convert Common Lisp format hexadecimal numbers (e.g. #x00E9).

              2 Convert Perl format decimal numbers with prefix v (e.g. v233).

              3 Convert hexadecimal numbers with prefix $ (e.g. $00E9).

              4 Convert Postscript format hexadecimal numbers with prefix 16# (e.g. 16#00E9).

              5 Convert Common Lisp format hexadecimal numbers with prefix #16r (e.g. #16r00E9).

              6 Convert ADA format hexadecimal  numbers  with  prefix  16#  and  suffix  #  (e.g.
              16#00E9#).

              7  Convert  Apache  log format hexadecimal UTF-8 with each byte's hex preceded by a
              backslash-x (e.g.  \xC3\xA9).

              8 Convert Microsoft OOXML format hexadecimal numbers with prefix _x  and  suffix  _
              (e.g. _x00E9_).

              9 Convert %\u-escaped hexadecimal numbers (e.g. %\u00E9).

       -h     Help. Print the usage message and exit.

       -v     Print program version information and exit.

       -m     Accept  deprecated  HTML entities lacking final semicolon, e.g.  "&#x00E9" in place
              of "&#x00E9;".

       -p     Pure. Assume that the input consists entirely of escapes except for arbitrary  (but
              non-null) amounts of separating whitespace.

       -q     Be quiet. Do not chat unnecessarily.

       -Z <format>
              Convert  input  using the supplied format. The format specified will be used as the
              format string in a call to sscanf(3) with a single argument consisting of a pointer
              to an unsigned long integer. For example, to obtain the same results as with the -U
              flag, the format would be: \u%04X.

       If the format is Quoted-Printable, although it is not strictly speaking conversion  of  an
       ASCII  escape  to Unicode, in accordance with RFC 2045, if an equal-sign occurs at the end
       of an input line, both the equal-sign and the immediately following newline are skipped.

       All options that accept hexadecimal input recognize both upper- and lower-case hexadecimal
       digits.

EXIT STATUS

       The following values are returned on exit:

       0 SUCCESS
              The input was successfully converted.

       3 INFO The  user  requested  information  such as the version number or usage synopsis and
              this has been provided.

       5 BAD OPTION
              An incorrect option flag was given on the command line.

       7 OUT OF MEMORY
              Additional memory was unsuccessfully requested.

       8 BAD RECORD
              An ill-formed record was detected in the input.

SEE ALSO

       uni2ascii(1)

AUTHOR

       Bill Poser <billposer@alum.mit.edu>

LICENSE

       GNU General Public License

                                          December, 2010                             ascii2uni(1)