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       uni2beta - Convert a polytonic Greek document from UTF-8 Unicode to Beta Code


       uni2beta [{-l|-u}] [-i input_file.beta] [-o output_file.utf8]


       uni2beta(1)  reads  a  document  encoded using Unicode and converts it to Beta Code.  Beta
       Code is an ASCII-only encoding scheme most commonly used  for  digital  representation  of
       polytonic Greek.

       Beta  Code  has  become  a  widely-adopted  standard for encoding classical Greek.  It was
       developed by David Packard in the 1970s and adopted by the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
       Project  at  the  University  of California, Irvine shortly thereafter.  This encoding was
       later adopted by the Perseus Project in the 1980s (originally at Harvard  University,  now
       at  Tufts  University) and by many other collections of classical and Koine Greek.  Today,
       the TLG corpus alone contains over 100 million words from classical to Byzantine Greek.

       The TLG uses uppercase Latin letters for encoding; the  Perseus  Project  uses  lowercase.
       uni2beta(1)  defaults to lowercase output.  This can be overridden with the `-u' (generate
       uppercase) option.

       Many classicists who use Beta Code have been actively involved in  The  Unicode  Standard,
       with  evolving  recommendations  for  mapping  between Beta Code and Unicode.  uni2beta(1)
       provides a capability for GNU/Linux users who wish to convert Unicode texts to Beta Code.

       Any encountered UTF-8 Unicode Byte Order Mark (BOM), U+FFFE, is ignored.

       Note: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae and TLG are registered trademarks  of  the  University  of


       -l          Create  Beta  Code  output  file  using  lowercase Latin letters.  This is the
                   convention that the Perseus Project uses.  This is the default.

       -u          Create Beta Code output file using  uppercase  Latin  letters.   This  is  the
                   convention that the TLG Project uses.

       -i          Specify the input file. The default is STDIN.

       -o          Specify the output file. The default is STDOUT.

       Sample usage:

              uni2beta -i my_input_file.utf8 -o my_output_file.beta


       Polytonic Greek files in UTF-8 Unicode.


       unibetaprep(1), beta2uni(1), unibetacode(5)


       uni2beta was written by Paul Hardy.


       uni2beta is Copyright © 2018 Paul Hardy.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


       No known bugs exist.

                                           2018 Jun 23                                UNI2BETA(1)