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PICONV(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide 	     PICONV(1)

       piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl

	 piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string] [files...]
	 piconv -l
	 piconv [-C N|-c|-p]
	 piconv -S scheme ...
	 piconv -r encoding
	 piconv -D ...
	 piconv -h

       piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding converter widely
       available for various Unixen today.  This script was primarily a tech
       nology 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 speci
       fied in the argument and prints out to STDOUT.

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

       -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 stan
	   dard 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.

       -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".

	   Same as "-C -1".

	   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.

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

       "1" in iconv "3" in locale Encode Encode::Supported Encode::Alias Per

perl v5.8.8			  2008-04-25			     PICONV(1)

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