converts between a large number of character sets, transcription,
and transliteration methods that are used to represent Greek text.
In addition, it supports a number of encodings used to represent
those character sets in different environments.
Grconv reads the file(s) specified in its command line
printing the converted results on its standard output,
or runs as a filter, reading text from its standard
input printing the converted result on its standard
output; the redirection operator > can be used to write to files.
Grconv can be used in three different ways:
To convert between one character set and its representation method
To transcribe or transliterate Greek text represented using a specified
method into plain Latin characters.
To convert Latin text produced by the above transliteration operation
back into a specified representation of Greek text.
The following character sets can be specified for the source and
the target text:
MS737, cp737, 737, 437GR, IBM423, cp423, ebcdic-cp-gr, Latin-greek-1,
iso-ir-27, greek7-old, iso-ir-18, greek-ccitt, iso-ir-150, latin-greek,
iso-ir-19, greek7, iso-ir-88, IBM851, cp851, 851, MAC_GR, ISO_5428:1980,
iso-ir-55, MS1253, cp1253, Windows, Windows-1253, ISO10646, ISO_10646,
ISO-10646, Unicode, IBM869, cp869, 869, cp-gr, ISO_8859-7:1987, 928,
ELOT928, iso-ir-126, ISO_8859-7, ISO-8859-7, ELOT_928, ECMA-118, greek, and
Note that many of the above names are aliases for the same character
Unicode data can be read or written using the following encodings:
UCS-2, UCS-16, UCS-16BE, UCS-16LE, UTF-8, UTF-7, Java, and HTML.
All 8-bit character sets can be read or written using the following encodings:
8bit, Base64, Quoted, RTF, HTML, HTML-Symbol, HTML-Lat, and Beta.
Current grconv version is 1.12-1.
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