For each byte in the input, ByteName prints a line consisting of the
byte offset, the hex, octal, and binary values of the byte, and a
description of the byte as a character in
a choice of 8-bit encodings. For each piece of information there is a
command line option that
suppresses its display.
A command line flag suppresses printing of bytes within the ASCII
is useful for locating stray non-ASCII codes. (Note that most, but not
all, single byte
encodings are extensions of ASCII).
If you wish, instead of describing its input, ByteName will generate a chart in the same
range of formats for the selected encoding, or generate descriptions of a given
codepoint in all known encodings.
The encodings supported are:
Note: ISO-8859-12 is not missing. It does not exist.
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- Microsoft DOS Codepages 437 and 850 were added.
- Bugs (missing unused codepoints) in MS Windows Codepage 1252 were fixed.
- Added Buckwalter transliteration of Arabic and Indian government PASCII encoding
for languages written in Perso-Arabic script.
Several encodings were added:
Buddhist Relief Mission Pali,
Classical Sanskrit Extended,
IBM CP 500 (EBCDIC),
MSDOS CP437 (original IBM PC)
- This version fixes typographical errors that made two encodings unavailble.
- Several encodings were added:
Guarani Linux Console,
MS DOS CP860 (Portuguese),
MS DOS CP861 (Icelandic/Nordic),
MS DOS CP862 (Hebrew),
MS DOS CP863 (Canadian French),
MS DOS CP864 (Arabic),
MS DOS CP865 (Nordic),
MS DOS CP869 (Modern Greek),
MS Windows CP875 (IBM Greek)
- A new command line option takes a codepoint as argument and lists the
description of that codepoint in all known encodings.
- Several encodings were added:
MS Windows CP1253 (Greek),
MS Windows CP1254 (Turkish),
MS Windows CP1255 (Hebrew).
MS Windows CP1256 (Arabic).
MS Windows CP1257 (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian).
MS Windows CP1258 (Vietnamese).
- The value of the byte may now be shown in decimal.
- Command line options now permit the various components of the display to be suppressed.
- A new command line option writes out a chart of the chosen encoding
- A new command line option lists the available encodings, which are no longer
listed by the usage message.
- A new command line option specifies the byte offset at which to start.
- Several encodings were added: Adobe Standard Encoding, ARMSCII7,
GSM0388, KOI8-A, KOI8-B, KOI8-U, MacThai, MacInuit, MacTurkish, MSDOS
Thirty additional encodings are now supported, including all ISO-8859 encodings, ISCII, TISCII,
VISCII, TIS620, and several Microsoft codepages and Macintosh encodings.
- The binary representation is now shown in addition to hex and octal.
- The usage message was corrected.
- A problem where execution with no arguments triggered an error was fixed.
- Adds the option of using encodings other than Latin-1.
- An optional header at the top of each screenful was added.
- Error-handling has been improved.
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