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       yyt - A psuedo tty program which automatically converts among Chinese encodings.


       yyt [-h|--help]
       yyt [-V|--version]
       yyt [-f encoding|--from=encoding] [-t encoding|--to=encoding] [command...]

       Where  [command...] is the command you want to run using yyt. If not given, the default is
       set to the environment variable SHELL.  If SHELL is not set, /bin/sh will be used.


       yyt is a psuedo tty program that will  translate  Chinese  encodings  automatically  on  a
       console. Supported encodings are BIG5/GB2312/HZ/UTF-7/UTF-8/UCS.

       yyt is similar to hztty(1) except that yyt will make things automatic all the way.

       Yi  Yan Tang use Saka's libhz to detect and convert Chinese encodings. libhz is include in
       autoconvert and can be found at


       yyt supports following Chinese encodings for both input and output:

              GB2312, BIG5, HZ, UTF-7, UTF-8, UCS

       yyt supports following command line options:

       -f encoding or --from=encoding
              This option sets the encoding of the incoming text. The valid  values  of  encoding
              are specified above.

       -t encoding or --to=encoding
              This  option  sets the encoding of the local terminal. The valid values of encoding
              are specified above.

       -h or --help
              This option prints out the usage of yyt.

       -V or --version
              Gives the current version of ytt.

       NOTE: If the --from encoding is not set, yyt will guess the encoding of the incoming text.
       You can safely type the command:
            % yyt
       to start the program. Then you can use the command-mode described below to control how yyt


       There are some on the fly commands which can be used to control the behavior of  yyt  once
       it  is  started.  User  can  use these commands to switch encoding, disable auto-encoding-
       detection or turn off encoding conversion all together.

       To active the yyt command mode, press the combination key


       (for switch-on-YYT-command-mode). Then follow a single key command. Once  the  command  is
       entered, the command mode is switched off.

       The possible commands in the command mode are:

       g      For switch incoming encoding to GB2312 encoding.

       b      For switch incoming encoding to BIG5 encoding.

       h      For switch incoming encoding to HZ encoding.

       u      For switch incoming encoding to UCS encoding.

       7      For switch incoming encoding to UTF-7 encoding.

       8      For switch incoming encoding to UTF-8 encoding.

       r      For reset encoding state to the initial mode.

       d      For turn off all the encoding conversions.

       a      For set the incoming encoding to auto-detect mode.

       y      For input a ctrl-y keycode to the terminal so that ctrl-y can still be typed in.

       Note: If the incoming encoding is explicitly set either through command line options or on
       line command, the user input is also converted from the terminal encoding to the  incoming


              If  set,  the  incoming encoding will be set to the encoding of LC_CTYPE.  LC_CTYPE
              will be Overridden by the --to command line option.

              If set and there are no command line option given for [command...], the SHELL  will
              be executed on the start of the program.


       Please see BUGS section.


       yyt  tries  to  segment a stream of text into Hanzi parts and English parts.  That way, we
       can have a better guessing on the Chinese encodings  for  every  small  part  of  Chinese.
       However,  Hanzi  segmentation  does  not  always  work  correctly,  especially  when using
       curses/slang based programs. Redraw screen (normally ctrl-l)  sometime  correct  it.  This
       problem is expected.  Suggestions on better segmentation algrithm are always welcomed.

       Turn  off auto-detection by specify a fromcode by (ctr-y key ) will give better conversion


       hashao <>


       libhz(3), pyhz(7), hztty(1)
       yiyantang homepage at
       autoconvert homepage at