LINGUIST List 7.918

Fri Jun 21 1996

FYI: MtRecode - Character conversion program

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  1. "Jean Ve'ronis", Free Soft: MtRecode - Character conversion program

Message 1: Free Soft: MtRecode - Character conversion program

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 19:09:15 -0000
From: "Jean Ve'ronis" <>
Subject: Free Soft: MtRecode - Character conversion program

 MtRecode - Character conversion program

MtRecode is a program for translation between various character sets,
developed in the framework of the MULTEXT project. It has some of the
functionality of the GNU `recode' tool, but it is based on different
principles and is oriented towards SGML text manipulation. ISO 10646
is used internally as a pivot in the character translation
process. When exact translation into a character is not possible,
MtRecode can use SGML entities as a fallback. Conversely, MtRecode
understands SGML entities in the input and can recode them into
characters of the target character sets, if they exist. MtRecode is
completely customizable: the user can add new character sets and/or
entities by providing tables that map characters and entities to ISO

C source code for UN*X platforms and documentation can be freely
downloaded for non-commercial, non-military use (see our user
agreement) from:

Note that MtRecode is an alpha version with (probable) bugs and
limitations. It is being distributed "as is" in order to solicit
feedback. We invite the user community to send comments and advice,
provide additional character tables, etc.

Jean Ve'ronis
Multext project
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