Converts between different character encodings. On UNIX, this uses the iconv library, on Windows the Windows API.


EncodingConverter = ptr ConverterObj
can convert between two character sets   Source Edit
EncodingError = object of ValueError
exception that is raised for encoding errors   Source Edit


proc getCurrentEncoding(uiApp = false): string {...}{.raises: [], tags: [].}
retrieves the current encoding. On Unix, always "UTF-8" is returned. The uiApp parameter is Windows specific. If true, the UI's code-page is returned, if false, the Console's code-page is returned.   Source Edit
proc open(destEncoding = "UTF-8"; srcEncoding = "CP1252"): EncodingConverter {...}{.
    raises: [EncodingError], tags: [].}
opens a converter that can convert from srcEncoding to destEncoding. Raises IOError if it cannot fulfill the request.   Source Edit
proc close(c: EncodingConverter) {...}{.raises: [], tags: [].}
frees the resources the converter c holds.   Source Edit
proc convert(c: EncodingConverter; s: string): string {...}{.raises: [OSError],
    tags: [].}
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proc convert(s: string; destEncoding = "UTF-8"; srcEncoding = "CP1252"): string {...}{.
    raises: [EncodingError, OSError], tags: [].}
converts s to destEncoding. It assumed that s is in srcEncoding. This opens a converter, uses it and closes it again and is thus more convenient but also likely less efficient than re-using a converter. utf-16BE, utf-32 conversions not supported on windows   Source Edit