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NUMCONV
Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: September 2007
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NAME
numconv  convert numbers from one number system to another
SYNOPSIS
Numconv
<options>
DESCRIPTION
numconv is a filter that converts integers from one number system to another.
For example, it can convert from Roman Numerals such as "CCLVI" to ordinary
Western numbers such as "256" or from Western numbers to Chinese.
The great majority of number systems, both modern and ancient, are supported,
including numerous variants.
If the input number system is 'all', the number system will be autodetected.
numconv
is a command line interface to
libuninum
a library for converting between textual representations of numbers and machineinternal
representations. Further information about the conversions performed is available in
the documentation for this library.
OPTIONS
 i <input file>

Read input from the specified file.
 o <output file>

Write output into the specified file.
 I

Identify the number system of the input.
 c

List the available number system cover terms.
 l

List the available number systems.
 f <input number system>

Specify the number system of the input.
 t <output number system>

Specify the number system of the output.
 b <input base>

Specify the input base for Western numbers. The base must be in the range [1,36].
 B <output base>

Specify the output base for Western numbers. The base must be in the range [1,36].
 g <output general group size>

Specify the size of digit groups other than the oworder group. The default is 3.
 G <output low group size>

Specify the size of the loworder group of digits. The default is 3.
 s <output group separator character>

Specify character to use as "thousands separator". The default is a comma.
 L

Set the output grouping parameters, general group size, first group size, and
group separator character, according to the current locale.
 m

When generating Roman numerals, use unit characters with superscript macron for thousands
greater than one instead of Ms.
 h

Print help information.
 v

Print version information.
EXAMPLES
To convert from Roman Numerals to ordinary Western numbers:
numconv f Roman t Western_Lower
To convert from ordinary Western numbers to the variety of number in current
use in the People's Republic of China:
numconv f Western t Mandarin_Regular_Simplified
To convert from ordinary Western numbers to Western numbers in base 2:
numconv f Western_Lower t Western_Lower B 2
To convert from Urdu numbers to Hindi numbers with the traditional Indian grouping:
numconv f Perso_Arabic t Devanagari g 2
SEE ALSO
libuninum (3)
AUTHOR
Bill Poser (billposer@alum.mit.edu)
LICENSE
GNU General Public License, version 2. (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt)
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