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ISCII Utilities

ISCII Utilities is two programs for analyzing text files encoded according to the Indian Script Code for Information Interchange (ISCII), the Indian national standard. IsciiName identifies each code, printing the byte offset, the code in hex, and an explanation of the meaning of the code. ATR codes for writing system transition and display mode are interpreted. CountIsciiChars counts the codes in an ISCII file and classifies them according to their type and function. The original purpose was computing accurate letter counts for reading studies, but this information is also useful when processing ISCII-encoded text.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  05 Oct 2005 20:30

    Release Notes: The -h flag to CountIsciiChars now provides explanations useful to those unfamiliar with the ISCII encoding or with Indian writing systems. The README provides URLS for the standard.

    •  09 Mar 2005 19:02

      Release Notes: An optional header at the top of each screenful was added to IsciiName. Error handling has been improved.

      •  28 Dec 2004 23:26

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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