piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl


     piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding]
            [-p|--perlqq|--htmlcref|--xmlcref] [-C N|-c] [-D] [-S scheme]
            [-s string|file...]
     piconv -l
     piconv -r encoding_alias
     piconv -h


   piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding converter widely
   available for various Unixen today.  This script was primarily a
   technology demonstrator for Perl 5.8.0, but you can use piconv in the
   place of iconv for virtually any case.

   piconv converts the character encoding of either STDIN or files
   specified in the argument and prints out to STDOUT.

   Here is the list of options.  Some options can be in short format (-f)
   or long (--from) one.

   -f,--from from_encoding
       Specifies the encoding you are converting from.  Unlike iconv, this
       option can be omitted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

   -t,--to to_encoding
       Specifies the encoding you are converting to.  Unlike iconv, this
       option can be omitted.  In such cases, the current locale is used.

       Therefore, when both -f and -t are omitted, piconv just acts like

   -s,--string string
       uses string instead of file for the source of text.

       Lists all available encodings, one per line, in case-insensitive
       order.  Note that only the canonical names are listed; many aliases
       exist.  For example, the names are case-insensitive, and many
       standard and common aliases work, such as "latin1" for
       "ISO-8859-1", or "ibm850" instead of "cp850", or "winlatin1" for
       "cp1252".  See Encode::Supported for a full discussion.

   -r,--resolve encoding_alias
       Resolve encoding_alias to Encode canonical encoding name.

   -C,--check N
       Check the validity of the stream if N = 1.  When N = -1, something
       interesting happens when it encounters an invalid character.

   -c  Same as "-C 1".

       Transliterate characters missing in encoding to \x{HHHH} where HHHH
       is the hexadecimal Unicode code point.

       Transliterate characters missing in encoding to &#NNN; where NNN is
       the decimal Unicode code point.

       Transliterate characters missing in encoding to &#xHHHH; where HHHH
       is the hexadecimal Unicode code point.

       Show usage.

       Invokes debugging mode.  Primarily for Encode hackers.

   -S,--scheme scheme
       Selects which scheme is to be used for conversion.  Available
       schemes are as follows:

           Uses Encode::from_to for conversion.  This is the default.

           Input strings are decode()d then encode()d.  A straight two-
           step implementation.

           The new perlIO layer is used.  NI-S' favorite.

           You should use this option if you are using UTF-16 and others
           which linefeed is not $/.

       Like the -D option, this is also for Encode hackers.


   iconv(1) locale(3) Encode Encode::Supported Encode::Alias PerlIO


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