Libiconv converts from one character encoding to another through Unicode conversion (see Web page for full list of supported encodings). It has also limited support for transliteration, i.e. when a character cannot be represented in the target character set, it is approximated through one or several similar looking characters. It is useful if your application needs to support multiple character encodings, but that support lacks from your system.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://www.gnu.org/software/libiconv/documentation/libiconv/iconv.1.html
This is a GNU package:libiconv
released on 7 August 2011
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|LGPL||Kelly Hopkins||13 July 2009|
|LGPLv2orlater||Kelly Hopkins||13 July 2009|
|GPLv3orlater||Emanuel Zephir||30 June 2012|
Leaders and contributors
|Juan Manuel Guerrero||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=libiconv.git|
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