ghalkes:~# command line tools


About libtranscript

libtranscript is a character-set conversion library, much like the iconv set of functions. The library allows great control over the conversions. It was designed for use in programs which use Unicode internally, using UTF-8, UTF-16 or UTF-32/UCS-4.

libtranscript currently provides converters for the following encodings:

  • Unicode UTF-{7,8,16LE,16BE,32LE,32BE}, CESU-8, GB-18030.
  • ISO-8859-{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,7-2003,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16}.
  • Windows-125{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8}.
  • KOI8-{R,U,RU}.
  • ISO-2022-{JP,JP2,JP3,JP2004,KR,CN,CN-EXT}.
  • EUC-{CN,JP,JIS-2004,KR,TW}, Windows-949.
  • Big5, Big5-HKSCS, Windows-950.
  • Shift-JIS, Shift-JISX0213, Shift-JIS-2004, Windows-932.
  • JIS-X-201.
  • Window-936.
  • IBM-{37,437,1047}.


libtranscript version 0.3.3 released

This release contains no functional changes, and only changes the packaging.


libtranscript version 0.3.2 released

This is a re-release of version 0.3.1, to make the build scripts work now that GNU make has made c99 the default compiler.


libtranscript version 0.3.1 released

This release removes support for Windows-21866 character set. This should be the same as the KOI8-U character set (which is supported). Furthermore, this release properly handles unpaired high surrogates in a UTF-8 stream and uses a script to install the required symbolic links, instead of the linkltc program.



The documentation for libtranscript can be generated using doxygen, using the doxygen.conf file in the source package. Documentation for the latest version can also be found here.


The source for libtranscript is available here. Older releases are available here. All releases are signed with the GPG key for (0x5A22F7B45F39DE51).

Binary releases can be found in the Tilde repositories.


You can reach me at: libtranscript @ REMOVE

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2011-2014 G.P. Halkes
libtranscript is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3.