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NAME

tcs − translate character sets

SYNOPSIS

tcs [ -slcv ] [ -f ics ] [ -t ocs ] [ file ... ]

DESCRIPTION

Tcs interprets the named file(s) (standard input default) as a stream of characters from the ics character set or format, converts them to runes, and then converts them into a stream of characters from the ocs character set or format on the standard output. The default value for ics and ocs is utf, the UTF encoding described in utf(6). The -l option lists the character sets known to tcs. Processing continues in the face of conversion errors (the -s option prevents reporting of these errors). The -c option forces the output to contain only correctly converted characters; otherwise, 0x80 characters will be substituted for UTF encoding errors and 0xFFFD characters will substituted for unknown characters.

The -v option generates various diagnostic and summary information on standard error, or makes the -l output more verbose.

Tcs recognizes an ever changing list of character sets. In particular, it supports a variety of Russian and Japanese encodings. Some of the supported encodings are

utf

The Plan 9 UTF encoding, known by ISO as UTF-8

utf1

The deprecated original UTF encoding from ISO 10646

ascii

7-bit ASCII

8859-1

Latin-1 (Central European)

8859-2

Latin-2 (Czech .. Slovak)

8859-3

Latin-3 (Dutch .. Turkish)

8859-4

Latin-4 (Scandinavian)

8859-5

Part 5 (Cyrillic)

8859-6

Part 6 (Arabic)

8859-7

Part 7 (Greek)

8859-8

Part 8 (Hebrew)

8859-9

Latin-5 (Finnish .. Portuguese)

koi8

KOI-8 (GOST 19769-74)

jis-kanji

ISO 2022-JP

ujis

EUC-JX: JIS 0208

ms-kanji

Microsoft, or Shift-JIS

jis

(from only) guesses between ISO 2022-JP, EUC or Shift-Jis

gb

Chinese national standard (GB2312-80)

big5

Big 5 (HKU version)

unicode

Unicode Standard 1.0

tis

Thai character set plus ASCII (TIS 620-1986)

msdos

IBM PC: CP 437

atari

Atari-ST character set

EXAMPLES

tcs -f 8859-1

Convert 8859-1 (Latin-1) characters into UTF format.

tcs -s -f jis

Convert characters encoded in one of several shift JIS encodings into UTF format. Unknown Kanji will be converted into 0xFFFD characters.

tcs -lv

Print an up to date list of the supported character sets.

SOURCE

/sys/src/cmd/tcs

SEE ALSO

ascii(1), rune(2), utf(6).

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