Provided by: tran_4-1_all bug

NAME

       tran - transcribe between character scripts

SYNOPSIS

       tran <input

       echo Hello world | tran script

DESCRIPTION

       tran lets you convert between Latin and a number of other character scripts.  It works as
       a filter, reading standard input and writing to the standard output.

       Please specify the target script as the argument.  If none is given, the default is latin.
       Specify "list" to get the list of supported scripts.

OPTIONS

       -d, --debug
           marks characters that haven't been touched in color.  The output must go to a
           terminal, "less -R" or something that can understand ANSI colors.

CAVEATS

       There is currently no triangulation -- to go between two scripts other than latin you need
       to convert to latin first.

       This especially matters for ascii: to convert, eg, cyrillic text, you need to use a pipe:
       tran|tran ascii.

       The ascii conversion, like any other, leaves characters it doesn't have data for intact,
       leading to non-ASCII output.  This might be what you want if you need to just drop
       diacritics and expand digraphs, but if you're after pure 7-bit text, use "tran ascii|perl
       -CIO -pe 'tr /\x1-\x7e/?/c'" (/usr/bin/tr works on bytes not characters).

       Not all of your recipients may have all required fonts, especially for Plane 1 scripts.
       Such support is especially bad on old terminals that use bitmap fonts, such as xterm,
       text-mode Linux or pre-Windows 10 console.

BUGS

       Ancient (ie, non-Unicode) charsets are not supported at all.  tran will obliviously write
       UTF-8 even when inappropriate.

       This tool is pretty slow, especially on startup.  If this is a problem for anyone, please
       holler -- I did not optimize it at all.

AUTHOR

       Adam Borowski (kilobyte@angband.pl)