recode 3.6

Description:  Converts files between character sets and usages.
Maintainer:  Tobias Oetiker <>
Created:  2004-08-27
Updated:  2004-08-27 (Package Prepared)
Support:  Tobias Oetiker <>
Links:  Homepage, SEPP Dir, INSTALL
OS:  solaris-8 sparc sun4u
Categories:  text
Binaries:  recode
More Info
The recode library converts files between character sets and usages. It recognises or produces more than 300 different character sets and transliterates files between almost any pair. When exact transliteration are not possible, it gets rid of offending characters or fall back on approximations. The recode program is a handy front-end to the library.


  • recode ibmpc..latin1 *.txt
  • recode applemac..latin1 *.txt
  • cat test.txt | recode latin1..LaTeX > test.tex
  • cat test.txt | recode latin1..HTML > test.html