1. NAME

manconv - convert manual page from one encoding to another

2. SYNOPSIS

manconv

-f from-code  [: from-code  . . .]

-t to-code [  -dqhV  ] [  filename  ]

3. DESCRIPTION

manconv converts a manual page from one encoding to another, like

R iconv . Unlike

R iconv , it can try multiple possible input encodings in sequence. This is useful for manual pages installed in directories without an explicit encoding declaration, since they may be in UTF-8 or in a legacy character set.

If an encoding declaration is found on the first line of the manual page, that declaration overrides any input encodings specified on

R manconv 's command line. Encoding declarations have the following form:

 
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\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-

or (if manual page preprocessors are also to be declared):

 
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\" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-

4. OPTIONS

  • -f encodings, --from-code encodings
        Try each of encodings (a colon-separated list) in sequence as the input encoding.
  • -t encoding, --to-code encoding
        Convert the manual page to encoding .

-q, --quiet

    Do not issue error messages when the page cannot be converted.

-d, --debug

    Print debugging information.

-h, --help

    Print a help message and exit.

-V, --version

    Display version information.

5. SEE ALSO

man (1), iconv (1).

6. AUTHOR

 
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Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org).