Library: ISO/IEC 8859 (OMFF8859)
Import : omff8859.xmd

Returns: a scannable input source for streaming data

export string source function 
   reader   in value encoding-type encoding   optional 
          from value string source input-data


Use iso8859.reader to read a string source and return the text of that source converted from an ISO/IEC 8859 encoding to a UTF-8 encoding. So, although the provided source is in one of the ISO/IEC 8859 encodings, the program sees UTF-8. Use the encoding argument to specify the desired encoding.

If the string source input-data contains a byte that is an unused code point in the selected encoding, that byte will be suppressed. The unused code points are


The following example converts a file from ISO/IEC 8859-5 to UTF-8 for further processing by find rules:

  import "omff8859.xmd" prefixed by iso8859.
     using group "process input"
        submit iso8859.reader in iso8859.encoding-8859-5 from file #args[1]
  group "process input"
     ; ...

Usage Note

To use iso8859.reader, you must import OMFF8859 into your program using an import declaration such as:

  import "omff8859.xmd" prefixed by iso8859.

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