.TH SFCONV 1 "2015-11-13" "TECkit" .SH NAME sfconv \- A tool for converting the encoding of Standard Format (SF) files .SH SYNOPSIS .SS "8-bit to Unicode:" .TP sfconv \fB\-8u\fR [\-utf8|\-be|\-le] [\-bom] \fB\-c\fR ControlFile [\-d MappingDirectory] \fB\-i\fR InFile \fB\-o\fR OutFile .SS "Unicode to 8-bit:" .TP sfconv \fB\-u8\fR [\-utf8|\-be|\-le] \fB\-c\fR ControlFile [\-d MappingDirectory] \fB\-i\fR InFile \fB\-o\fR OutFile .SH "DESCRIPTION" A tool for converting Standard Format (SF) files is included in the current TECkit package. This is \fBsfconv\fR , a command-line tool that uses an XML “control file” to specify the mappings associated with the various markers in an SF file. Note that the current SFconv tool should be considered a prototype rather than a full solution to the issue of SF conversions. A more complete tool with an improved user interface would be desirable. .SH "OPTIONS" The SFconv utility uses command-line options to specify the conversion direction, control file, and input and output files. The required arguments are: .TP .BR \-8u | \-u8 conversion direction: 8-bit to Unicode or vice versa .TP .BR \-c controlFile specifies XML control file .TP .BR \-i inFile specifies filename of input SF file .TP .BR \-o outFile specifies filename for converted output In addition, the following optional arguments may be used if appropriate: .TP .BR \-d mappingDir directory where mapping files ( .tec files) are to be found .TP .BR \-utf8 | \-be | \-le Unicode encoding form: UTF-8, UTF-16BE, or UTF16-LE (default is UTF8 for output, or detected from input file if BOM is present) .TP .BR \-bom (only when mapping to Unicode) write initial BOM to the output file .TP .BR \-nfc | \-nfd (only when mapping to Unicode) normalize to NFC or NFD .SH Further Information For further information see the document TECkit_Tools.pdf. On a Debian system, this can be found in /usr/share/doc/teckit.