Converts the encoding of characters from one code page encoding scheme to another.
iconv -f FromCode -t ToCode [ FileName... ]
The iconv command converts the encoding of characters read from either standard input or the specified file from one coded character set to another and then writes the results to standard output. The input and output coded character sets are identified by the FromCode and ToCode parameters. The input data should consist of characters in the code set specified by the FromCode parameter. If the FileName parameter is not specified on the command line, the iconv command reads from standard input.
You can use a Web-based System Manager System application (wsm system fast path) to run this command. You could also use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) smit iconv fast path to run this command.
|-f FromCode||Specifies the code set in which the input data is encoded. The space between the -f flag and the FromCode parameter is optional.|
|-t ToCode||Specifies the code set to which the output data is to be converted. The space between the -t flag and the ToCode parameter is optional.|
|FileName||Specifies a file to be converted.|
The list of supported code set converters is provided in "List of Converters" in AIX General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.
This command returns the following exit values:
|0||Input data was successfully converted.|
|1||The specified conversions are not supported; the given input file cannot be opened for read; or there is a usage-syntax error.|
|2||An unusable character was encountered in the input stream.|
iconv -f IBM-850 -t ISO8859-1 mail.x400 > mail.local
iconv -f fold7 -t IBM-eucJP mail.junet > mail.local
iconv -f IBM-932 -t fold7 mail.local | mail fxrojas
The genxlt command describes how to define a conversion table.
The iconv subroutine, iconv_close subroutine, and iconv_open subroutines provide a method to use the conversion service from within a program.
Converters Overview for System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Setting up and running Web-based System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
National Language Support Overview for Programming in AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.