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       iconv - Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another


       iconv -f encoding [-t encoding] [inputfile]...


       The iconv program converts the encoding of characters in inputfile, or from the standard
       input if no filename is specified, from one coded character set to another. The result is
       written to standard output unless otherwise specified by the --output option.

       --from-code, -f encoding
              Convert characters from encoding.

       --to-code, -t encoding
              Convert characters to encoding. If not specified the encoding corresponding to the
              current locale is used.

       --list, -l
              List known coded character sets.

       -c     Omit invalid characters from output.

       --output, -o file
              Specify output file (instead of stdout).

       --silent, -s
              Suppress warnings, but not errors.

              Print progress information.

       --help, -?
              Give help list.

              Give a short usage message.

       --version, -V
              Print program version.


       The values permitted for --from-code and --to-code can be listed by the iconv --list
       command, and all combinations of the listed values are supported. Furthermore the
       following two suffixes are supported:

              When the string "//TRANSLIT" is appended to --to-code, transliteration is
              activated.  This means that when a character cannot be represented in the target
              character set, it can be approximated through one or several similarly looking

              When the string "//IGNORE" is appended to --to-code, characters that cannot be
              represented in the target character set will be silently discarded.


       iconv was written by Ulrich Drepper as part of the GNU C Library.

       This man page was written by Joel Klecker <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux