recode - Character set conversion utility

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name recode
Package version 3.6
Package release 23
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 208 B
Download size 111.43 KB
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Free `recode' converts files between character sets and usages.  When
exact transliterations are not possible, it may get rid of the
offending characters or fall back on approximations.  This program
recognizes or produces nearly 300 different character sets and is able
to transliterate files between almost any pair.  Most RFC 1345
character sets, and all `libiconv' character sets, are supported.


Package Version Architecture Repository
recode_3.6-23_i386.deb 3.6 i386 Ubuntu Main
recode - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
librecode0 >= 3.6


Type URL
Binary Package recode_3.6-23_amd64.deb
Source Package recode

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install recode deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install recode




2016-11-30 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set manpage date to 2001-01 for reproducible build. Closes: #820457.
* Do not build the program or run the tests for arch-indep builds.
* Add Multi-Arch stanzas to all packages. Closes: #840024.
* Split override_dh_installdocs into -arch and -indep.
* Refresh all patches and rename them to *.patch.
* Update config.guess and config.sub.
2015-08-26 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-22) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change doc/mdate-sh to use TZ=UTC.
* Update config.guess and config.sub.
2013-10-12 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-21) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
2012-06-06 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-20) unstable; urgency=low
* Set LD_LIBRARY_PATH when required, multiarch and the old libtool
do not work together very well.
2012-06-04 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-19) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
* Updated po files from translation project.
* Switch to dh for multiarch and hardened build flags.
* Tidy up debian/patches.
2011-08-06 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-18) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Fixed several lintian warnings.
* Dropped obsolete -D_REENTRANT.
* Added missing postrm.
2009-11-04 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-17) unstable; urgency=medium
* Do not ignore errors from make distclean.
* Changed debian/* files again for new texi2html behaviour. Closes: #552972.
2009-08-30 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Modified doc/ to avoid /usr/share/info/dir.gz.
* Handle info files as indicated by policy 3.8.3.
* Fixed memory leak in librecode. Closes: #242190.
Thanks a lot to Gaƫl Le Mignot for the patch.
* Moved doc-base manual to "Text" section.
* Removed useless calls to install-docs.
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
* Removed useless *.la files.
* Added watch file.
2008-04-02 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-15) unstable; urgency=low
* Reduced size of "ignore" element in struct recode_symbol to 1 bit.
Should make gcc-4.3 happy. Closes: #462004.
2007-06-28 - Santiago Vila <>
recode (3.6-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Should build twice in a row. Closes: #424291.
* Updated po files from translation project. Closes: #313925, #427366.

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