mbconv - Character encoding scheme converter
mbconv [options] <file> ...
This is an application of a library to handle multiple octets character
mainly written for debugging of the library.
It reads octet by octet from files given on command line (or standard
input if no file is specified), converts character encoding scheme
(CES) as specified by command line options (described below), and
output to standard output (or a file specified by -t option or -a
-?, -h, --help
display summary of options and exits.
-a file, --append-to=file
output is appended to file.
-c converters, --convert-to=converters
specifies character encoding conversion. converters must be comma
separated list of words described in "Conversion specifiers".
-f flags, --flag=flags
specifies flags to change behavior of conversion. flags must be
comma separated list of words describe in "Flag specifiers".
succeeding options apply to input stream.
-m string, --mime-charset=string
mime encoding conforming to RFC2047 is performed. <string> is used
as charset name.
line number (>= 1) is inserted to beginning of each line.
succeeding options apply to output stream.
-t file, --to=file
output to file (truncated).
output width of each line.
-cs <string>, --charset=string
specifies charset name. Some language specifications are also
accepted as well as MIME charset names, which are used to restrict
candidates of encoding scheme of input stream. Acceptable
languages are listed in "Acceptable languages".
specifies output format
output charset name of each input stream to stderr, in the form
file name":" charset name
if two or more files are specifed on the command line, or
specifies regeular expression to filter output. Character encoding
of regular expression can be specified by putting string of the
at the beginning of the regular expression, otherwise UTF-8.
Character encoding of the expression is converted to that of output
stream before matching.
Conversion is applied just before each character is output to stream.
Conversion setup is automatically performed based on CES. So in most
cases, yo need not to specify converters explicitly.
domestic ASCII converted to US-ASCII,
ces converted appropriately according to the CES bound to input/output
converted to Unicode,
Fullwidth compatibility characters are converted to corresponding
Halfwidth compatibility characters are converted to corresponding
Codepoints in JIS C 6226 or in JIS X 0208 which are bound to no
character are converted into JIS X 0213 plane 1,
All codepoints in JIS C 6226 or in JIS X 0208 are converted into
JIS X 0213 plane 1,
Unicode characters of code point between 0x80 and 0x9F (both
inclusive) are converted to other Unicode characters as if they are
characters of those code point in Microsoft Windows Codepage 1252.
Converters between some JIS X 0208 and Unicode characters having
similar glyphs (by the courtesy of Ambrose Li <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
use "1/11 2/4 2/8 F" instead of "1/11 2/4 F" to designate charsets
with final octet 4/0, 4/1, or 4/2 to G0,
escape sequence "1/11 2/8 4/2" is output before every control
escape sequence for 7 bit single shift is ignored,
discard characters which CES bound to output stream can not decode.
The following words may be given instead of MIME charset name for input
stream. In that case, encoding scheme is automatically detected
(hopefully) among succeeding ones.
c, cn, china, chinese
x-gb-18030-2000, cn-big5, utf-8, or x-euc-tw.
j, ja, jp, japan, japanese
euc-jp, shift_jis, or utf-8.
k, ko, kr, korea, korean
euc-kr, x-johab, utf-8, or x-unified-hangul.
cjk iso-8859-1, x-gb-18030-2000, cn-big5, x-euc-tw, euc-jp, shift_jis,
euc-kr, x-johab, x-unified-hangul, or utf-8.
Kiyokazu SUTO <email@example.com>
This program is distributed with absolutely no warranty.
Anyone can use, modify, and re-distibute this program without any