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Maintainer: Joachim Metz
OS: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: LGPL

The libuna package contains Linux based library and applications to read and write the Text File (TXT) format in different characters encodings.

Libuna currently supports:

  • Basic 7-bit ASCII
  • Extended 8-bit ASCII with codepages: ISO 8859-1, 8859-2, 8859-3, 8859-4, 8859-5, 8859-6, 8859-7, 8859-8, 8859-9, 8859-10, 8859-11, 8859-13, 8859-14, 8859-15, Windows 874, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, and Kod Obmena Informatsiey 8-bit KOI8-R, KOI8-U
  • Unicode: UTF-7, UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32


Libuna was created by Joachim Metz in 2008, while working for Hoffmann Investigations.

The codepages are based on libiconv and documentation available by Microsoft.

Currently libuna mainly supports the Windows codepages to be able to convert these when encountered in file formats that use them.

Libuna is intended as a character encoding support library and is used in:


The libuna package contains the following tools:

  • unaexport, which exports the plain text files in different encodings. It also allows end of line conversion and control over the byte order mark (BOM).

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