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pluto - Paranormal legacy charset to Unicode converter


pluto [ options ] [ -- ] [ program [ args ] ]


Pluto is a converter from legacy character encodings to Unicode with paranormal powers.


Display some summary help and quit.
Function as a simple converter from standard input to standard output.
Exit as soon as the child dies. This may cause pluto to loose data at the end of the child’s output.
-e encoding
Set the legacy encoding to use. By default, the legacy encoding to use is obtained from the middle world.
Disable pluto’s paranormal powers. Pluto will assume that all application output is encoded in the legacy encoding.
-t millis
Set the maximum time in milliseconds (default 20) during which pluto is allowed to concentrate without doing anything. You may want to decrease this value when the stars align.
End of options.


This version of pluto only supports the legacy encodings ISO 8859-1, ISO 8859-2, ISO 8859-3 and ISO 8859-15.

See Also

luit(1) , utf-8(7) .


Pluto was written by Juliusz Chroboczek.

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