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       isoquery - Search and display various ISO codes (country, language, ...)


       isoquery [OPTION...] [ISO codes]


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly the isoquery command.  It can be used to generate a
       tabular output of the ISO standard codes provided by the package iso-codes.  It parses the
       JSON  files and shows all included ISO codes or just matching entries, if specified on the
       command line.  Moreover, it's possible to get  all  available  translations  for  the  ISO


       This  program  follows  the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes ('-'). isoquery supports the following options:

       -i STANDARD, --iso=STANDARD
              The ISO standard to use. Possible values:  639-2,  639-3,  639-5,  3166-1,  3166-2,
              3166-3, 4217, 15924 (default: 3166-1)

       -p PATHNAME, --pathname=PATHNAME
              Use PATHNAME as prefix for the data files (default: /usr/share/iso-codes/json)

       -l LOCALE, --locale=LOCALE
              Use this LOCALE for output

       -n, --name
              Name for the supplied codes (default)

       -o, --official_name
              Official  name for the supplied codes. This may be the same as --name (only applies
              to ISO 3166-1)

       -c, --common_name
              Common name for the supplied codes. This may be the same as --name (only applies to
              ISO 639-2, 639-3, and 3166-1)

       -0, --null
              Separate entries with a NULL character instead of newline

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options

       -v, --version
              Show program version and copyright


       If  called  without  any  command  line  options, isoquery will put out a table of all ISO
       3166-1 codes. The first three columns contain the alpha-2 code, the alpha-3 code, and  the
       numerical code assigned to the country listed in the fourth column.

          $ isoquery
          AF      AFG     004     Afghanistan
          ZW      ZWE     716     Zimbabwe

       If  you  need  only  some  countries,  you can specify any of the codes in the first three
       columns to cut down the output.

          $ isoquery so nor 484
          SO      SOM     706     Somalia
          NO      NOR     578     Norway
          MX      MEX     484     Mexico

       Should you need the translations of the countries' names, just  specify  in  which  LOCALE
       you'd like to see the output.  Please note that the original English name will be shown if
       there is no translation available for the specified LOCALE.

          $ isoquery --locale=nl fr de es
          FR      FRA     250     Frankrijk
          DE      DEU     276     Duitsland
          ES      ESP     724     Spanje

       All of the above works for different ISO standards as well, so you can switch to the  more
       extensive  standard ISO 3166-2 by using the --iso command line option. The columns are ISO
       3166-2 code, subset type (e.g. State, Province, etc.), parent, and name. The third  column
       (parent) may be empty.

          $ isoquery --iso=3166-2
          AD-02   Parish          Canillo
          ZW-MW   Province        Mashonaland West

       Codes  which  have  been deleted from ISO 3166-1 are available in ISO 3166-3.  The columns
       are alpha-3 code, alpha-4 code, numeric code, comment,  withdrawal  date,  and  name.  The
       columns for numeric code, comment, and withdrawal date may be empty.

          $ isoquery --iso=3166-3
          AFI     AIDJ    262             1977    French Afars and Issas
          ANT     ANHH    532             1993-07-12      Netherlands Antilles
          YUG     YUCS    891             1993-07-28      Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
          ZAR     ZRCD    180             1997-07-14      Zaire, Republic of

       For  ISO  639-2, the first three columns are the alpha-3 code, the bibliographic code, and
       the alpha-2 code. The second and third columns may be empty.

          $ isoquery --iso=639-2
          aar             aa      Afar
          abk             ab      Abkhazian
          ace                     Achinese
          zun                     Zuni
          zxx                     No linguistic content; Not applicable
          zza                     Zaza; Dimili; Dimli; Kirdki; Kirmanjki; Zazaki

       You can trim down the results by specifying only some codes. Moreover, the option  to  get
       translated names is also available.

          $ isoquery --iso=639-2 --locale=pt vi bo kl
          vie             vi      Vietnamita
          bod     tib     bo      tibetano
          kal             kl      Kalaallisut; Greenlandic

       If  you  want  to  use ISO 639-3, the displayed columns are alpha-3, scope, type, alpha-2,
       bibliographic, and the language name. Both alpha-2 and bibliographic may be empty.

          $ isoquery -i 639-3 aal new spa guc
          aal     I       L                       Afade
          new     I       L                       Newari
          spa     I       L       es              Spanish
          guc     I       L                       Wayuu

       ISO 639-5 is also available. The displayed columns are alpha-3 and name.

          $ isoquery -i 639-5 aus tut
          aus     Australian languages
          tut     Altaic languages

       You can get selected translations of currency names from the ISO 4217  standard  by  using
       the  following  command. The first two columns are the alpha-3 code and the numerical code
       assigned to the currency.

          $ isoquery --iso=4217 --locale=da cad 392
          CAD     124     Canadisk dollar
          JPY     392     Yen

       If you need to get script names, you can use the ISO 15924 table.  The first  two  columns
       are the alpha-4 code and the numerical code assigned to the script.

          $ isoquery --iso=15924 jpan latn 280
          Jpan    413     Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana)
          Latn    215     Latin
          Visp    280     Visible Speech


       By default, the JSON files provided by the iso-codes package will be used.


       Dr. Tobias Quathamer <>