NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

MANCONV(1)                   Manual pager utils                   MANCONV(1)

NAME         top

       manconv - convert manual page from one encoding to another

SYNOPSIS         top

       manconv -f from-code[:from-code...]  -t to-code [-dqhV] [filename]

DESCRIPTION         top

       manconv converts a manual page from one encoding to another, like
       iconv.  Unlike 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
       manconv's command line.  Encoding declarations have the following
       form:

              '\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-

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

              '\" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-

OPTIONS         top

       -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.

SEE ALSO         top

       iconv(1), man(1)

AUTHOR         top

       Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org).

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the man-db (manual pager suite) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.nongnu.org/man-db/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this
       manual page, send it to man-db-devel@nongnu.org.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository 
       ⟨http://git.savannah.gnu.org/r/man-db.git⟩ on 2017-03-13.  If you dis‐
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       COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail
       to man-pages@man7.org

2.7.6.1                          2016-12-12                       MANCONV(1)