Alternative to iconv

Walter Barnes
Wed Oct 5 22:42:00 GMT 2011

Thanks Eric, I had previously ran the setup utility and searched for 
iconv and found only the libraries (libiconv and libiconv2). Also, 
libiconv2 was pre-installed but I was still getting "command not found" 
when I attempted to run iconv. I went ahead and installed the libiconv 
package in addition to libiconv2 and it works now... maybe a note in the 
package description that libiconv2 does not include the executable?

Thanks again,

On 10/5/2011 3:13 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 10/05/2011 04:04 PM, Walter Barnes wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a large csv file (1.5GB) that I need to convert from UTF-16 to
>> UTF-8 however it appears iconv is not currently included in cygwin.
> Huh?  iconv is too part of cygwin:
> $ cygcheck -p iconv\\.exe
> Found 3 matches for iconv\.exe
> libiconv/libiconv-1.13.1-1    GNU character set conversion library and 
> utilities
> libiconv/libiconv-1.13.1-2    GNU character set conversion library and 
> utilities
> libiconv/libiconv-1.14-1    GNU character set conversion library and 
> utilities
> Maybe you just need to rerun setup.exe and install the libiconv 
> package, if you don't already have it present on your machine.

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