LibIconv for Windows

LibIconv: convert between character encodings




LibIconv converts from one character encoding to another through Unicode conversion (see Web page for full list of supported encodings). It has also limited support for transliteration, i.e. when a character cannot be represented in the target character set, it is approximated through one or several similar looking characters. It is useful if your application needs to support multiple character encodings, but that support lacks from your system.



If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  969371 14 October 2004  e0217c09792beec74578516d9fff55ce
• Sources Setup  1756913 14 October 2004  d1118316cde62735b98234885957c947
• Binaries Zip  828380 14 October 2004  2ded584cdcfc87e1e3db257dd5b44651
• Dependencies Zip  50981 14 October 2004  51488157b1202e06e840b6d745a7be32
• Developer files Zip  731496 14 October 2004  6d3c9b30fd449541954207d65da9193c
• Documentation Zip  31016 14 October 2004  d43a77a9834092659eb462e37aaa9b7a
• Sources Zip  4638975 14 October 2004  e9014f9057c5cd4cafe06f996aad9f54

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

You can monitor new releases of the port of this package.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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