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Removes accents from strings

'unac' is a C library and command that removes accents from a string. For instance, the string ?t? will become ete. It provides a command line interface that removes accents from standard input or from a string given as an argument. In the library function and the command, the charset of the input is specified as an argument. The input is converted to UTF-16 using iconv(3), accents are stripped, and the result is converted back to the original charset. The iconv -l command on GNU/Linux will show all charsets supported. It currently has Perl, PHP3, and PHP4 interfaces, and is Unicode-3.2 compatible.


User manpage available in HTML format from http://www.freesoftware.fsf.org/unac/unac-man3.en.html



version 1.7.0 (stable)
released on 3 September 2002

VCS Checkout

:pserver:anoncvs@subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/unac login




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Janet Casey

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3 September 2002

Leaders and contributors

Loic Dachary Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/unac
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/unac

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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