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       yaz-iconv - YAZ Character set conversion utility


       yaz-iconv [-f from] [-t to] [-v] [file...]


       yaz-iconv converts data in file in character set specified by from to output in character
       set as specified by to.

       This yaz-iconv utility similar to the iconv found on many POSIX systems (Glibc, Solaris,

       If no file is specified, yaz-iconv reads from standard input.


           Specify the character set from of the input file. Should be used in conjunction with
           option -t.

           Specify the character set of of the output. Should be used in conjunction with option

           Print more information about the conversion process.


       The yaz-iconv command and the API as defined in yaz/yaz-iconv.h is a wrapper for the
       library system call iconv. But YAZ' iconv utility also implements conversions on its own.
       The table below lists characters sets (or encodings). that are supported by YAZ. Each
       character set is marked with either encode or decode. If an encoding is encode-enabled YAZ
       may convert to to the designated encoding. If an encoding is decode-enabled, YAZ may
       convert from the designated encoding.

       marc8 (encode, decode)
           The MARC8[1] encoding as defined by the Library of Congress. Most MARC21/USMARC
           records usees this encoding.

       marc8s (encode, decode)
           Like MARC8 but with conversion prefers non-combined characters in the Latin-1 plane
           over combined characters.

       marc8lossy (encode)
           Lossy encoding of MARC-8.

       marc8lossless (encode)
           Lossless encoding of MARC8.

       utf8 (encode, decode)
           The most commonly used UNICODE encoding on the Internet.

       iso8859-1 (encode, decode)
           ISO-8859-1, AKA Latin-1.

       iso5426 (decode)
           ISO 5426. Some MARC records (UNIMARC) uses this encoding.

       iso5428:1984 (encode, decode)
           ISO 5428:1984.

       advancegreek (encode, decode)
           An encoding for Greek used by some vendors (Advance).

       danmarc (decode)

           Danmarc (in danish)[2] is an encoding based on UNICODE which is used for DanMARC2


       The following command converts from ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1) to UTF-8.

               yaz-iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -X <input.lst >output.lst





       yaz(7) iconv(1)


        1. MARC8

        2. Danmarc (in danish)