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$ npm install --save node-native2ascii
You'll need to have at least Node.js 8 or newer.
If you want to use the command line interface you'll most likely want to install it globally so that you can run
native2ascii from anywhere:
$ npm install --global node-native2ascii
Usage: native2ascii [options] [inputfile] [outputfile] Options: -e, --encoding <encoding> specify encoding to be used by the conversion procedure -r, --reverse perform reverse operation -V, --version output the version number -h, --help output usage information
Converts a file that is encoded to any character encoding that is
supported by Node.js
(which can be controlled via the
encoding command line option and defaults to
utf8) to a file encoded in ASCII,
using Unicode escapes ("\uxxxx" notation) for all characters that are not part of the ASCII character set.
This command is useful for properties files containing characters not in ISO-8859-1 character sets.
A reverse conversion can be performed by passing the
reverse command line option.
outputfile command line argument is omitted, standard output is used for output. If, in addition, the
inputfile command line argument is omitted, standard input is used for input.
Converts a UTF-8 encoded file into an file encoding in ASCII, Unicode escaping characters not in the ASCII character set:
# Using file command line arguments:$ native2ascii utf8.properties ascii.properties# Using STDIN and STDOUT:$ cat utf8.properties | native2ascii > ascii.properties
Converts a ASCII encoded file into a file encoded in UTF-8, unescaping any Unicode escapes:
# Using file command line arguments:$ native2ascii --reverse ascii.properties utf8.properties# Using STDIN and STDOUT:$ cat ascii.properties | native2ascii --reverse > utf8.properties
Converts the specified
input so that it can be encoded in ASCII by using Unicode escapes ("\uxxxx" notation) for all
characters that are not part of the ASCII character set.
This function is useful for properties files containing characters not in ISO-8859-1 character sets.
A reverse conversion can be performed by enabling the
||Whether to reverse the operation||
Unicode escape characters not in the ASCII character set so that they can be safely written encoded into ASCII:
const native2ascii = ;;//=> "I \\u2665 native2ascii!"
These can be later unescaped by reversing the operation:
const native2ascii = ;;//=> "I ♥ native2ascii!"
If you have any problems with node-native2ascii or would like to see changes currently in development you can do so here.
If you want to contribute, you're a legend! Information on how you can do so can be found in CONTRIBUTING.md. We want your suggestions and pull requests!
A list of node-native2ascii contributors can be found in AUTHORS.md.
Copyright © 2018 Alasdair Mercer
See LICENSE.md for more information on our MIT license.