ANSEL::Iconv

ANSEL::Iconv is a wrapper for Iconv that adds ANSEL character set conversion.

Copyright (c) 2006-2012 Keith Morrison keithm@infused.org, http://www.infused.org

Compatibility

ANSEL::Iconv is compatible with Ruby 1.8.6, 1.8.7, 1.9.2, and 1.9.3. Ruby must be compiled with iconv support.

Installation

gem install ansel_iconv

Basic Usage

Conversion from ANSEL to any other encoding is fully supported, but you cannot convert to ANSEL from another encoding. Two-way encoding may be added in the future.

require 'ansel_iconv'

# convert ANSEL to UTF-8
converter = ANSEL::Iconv.new 'UTF-8'
converter.iconv("\xB9\x004.59") # => "£4.59"

You can use ANSEL::Iconv as a replacement for the built-in Iconv, because non-ANSEL conversions are simply passed through to Iconv.

# convert UTF-8 to UTF-16
converter = ANSEL::Iconv.new 'UTF-16', 'UTF-8'
converter.iconv("£4.59") # => "\376\377\000\243\0004\000.\0005\0009"

About the ANSEL character set

ANSI/NISO Z39.47, also known as ANSEL, is a character set encoding used primarily for bibliographic and genealogical data. It is one of the official character encodings supported by the Gedcom 5.5 standard.

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