MSGCONV(1)                            GNU                           MSGCONV(1)


       msgconv - character set conversion for message catalog


       msgconv [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]


       Converts a translation catalog to a different character encoding.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

   Input file location:
              input PO file

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
              add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

       If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
              write output to specified file

       The results are written to standard output if no output file is  speci-
       fied or if it is -.

   Conversion target:
       -t, --to-code=NAME
              encoding for output

       The default encoding is the current locale’s encoding.

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
              input file is in Java .properties syntax

              input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
       -e, --no-escape
              do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
              use C escapes in output, no extended chars

              write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
              indented output style

              suppress ’#: filename:line’ lines

              preserve ’#: filename:line’ lines (default)

              strict Uniforum output style

       -p, --properties-output
              write out a Java .properties file

              write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

       -w, --width=NUMBER
              set output page width

              do  not  break  long  message lines, longer than the output page
              width, into several lines

       -s, --sort-output
              generate sorted output

       -F, --sort-by-file
              sort output by file location

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit


       Written by Bruno Haible.


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2001-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR


       The full documentation for msgconv is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info and msgconv programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info msgconv

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.14.3          March 2005                        MSGCONV(1)

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