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       dictl  -  wrapper  script  for  dict  that  permits  using utf-8 encoded dictionaries on a
       terminal that is not utf-8 aware.


       dictl [OPTIONS] [word]


       dictl calls dict with the arguments given on the command line.  dictl takes the  value  of
       the  environment  variable  DICTL_CHARSET  as the user's preferred character set.  If this
       variable is empty, dictl attempts to determine the character  set  to  be  used  from  the
       output of the locale command.

       Arguments passed to dictl including word are converted from the user's preferred character
       set to server's character set specified by DICTL_SERVER_CHARSET variable (utf-8 if  it  is
       unset),  and  passed  to  dict.   The server's output from dict is converted to the user's
       preferred character set.

       NOTE: Because iconv omits characters from output that are invalid,
       recode -f is used for character set conversions by default.   If  you  prefer  iconv,  set
       DICTL_USE_ICONV   variable  to  non-empty  string.   If  you  want  to  use  konwert,  set
       DICTL_USE_KONWERT to non-empty string.

       Because recode, iconv and konwert do not support conversion to or from the "C" or  "POSIX"
       locales,  it  is  recommended  that  all  users  whose  locale  is  "C"  or  "POSIX",  set
       DICTL_CHARSET to "latin1" (ISO_8859-1).


       dictl accepts all dict options as described in dict(1).


       dictl was written by Aleksey Cheusov <>
       This manual page was written by  Robert  D.  Hilliard  <>  and  Aleksey
       Cheusov <>


       dict(1), recode(1), iconv(1), konwert(1)