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


       isoquery [options] [file] [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
       XML  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, 639-3,  3166,  3166-2,  4217,  15924
              (default: 3166).

       -x file, --xmlfile=file
              Use       another       XML       file       with      ISO      data      (default:

       -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).

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

       -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
       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
       country code, subset type (e.g. State, Province, etc.), ISO 3166-2 code, parent, and name.
       The fourth column (parent) may be empty.

       $ isoquery --iso=3166-2
       AD      Parish          AD-07           Andorra la Vella
       ZW      Province        ZW-MI           Midlands

       For ISO 639, the first three columns are the ISO 639 2B code, the ISO 639 2T code and  the
       ISO 639-1 code. The third column may be empty.

       $ isoquery --iso=639
       aar     aar     aa      Afar
       abk     abk     ab      Abkhazian
       ace     ace             Achinese
       zun     zun             Zuni
       zxx     zxx             No linguistic content; Not applicable
       zza     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 --locale=pt vi bo kl
       vie     vie     vi      Vietnamita
       tib     bod     bo      tibetano
       kal     kal     kl      Kalaallisut; Greenlandic

       If you want to use ISO 639-3, the displayed columns are id, scope, type, part 1 code, part
       2 code, and the language name. Both part 1 and part 2 may be empty.

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

       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 XML files provided by the iso-codes package will be used.


       Tobias Quathamer <>