May 26, 2018

Best Cyrillic text viewer and code page converter

The rux is a simple and at the same time powerful utility for texts recoding from one encoding to another. At present time several the most popular Cyrillic code pages such as utf-8, koi8-r, cp866, cp1251, iso8859-5 and mac-cyrillic are supported. Also rux gives the opportunity to recode box- drawing characters, which exists in some Cyrillic code pages, to replace them by their non-graphic analogues ‘-‘, ‘+’, etc..

Besides, the rux can detect a code page of the input files automatically.

Usually rux is used without any options because some values are accepted by default. There are -o koi8-r, -e, -t.

The expectancy value of the presence of every Cyrillic characters in the some text were taken from the dump of Russian translation of the `FreeBSD Handbook’.

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