Converts files from native encodings to ASCII with escaped Unicode. A common usage is to convert source files maintained in a native operating system encoding, to ASCII prior to compilation.
Files in the directory src are converted from a native encoding to ASCII. By
default, all files in the directory are converted. However, conversion may be limited to
selected files using includes and excludes attributes. For more
information on file matching patterns, see the section
on directory based tasks. If
no encoding is specified, the default encoding for the JVM is used.
If ext is specified, then output files are renamed to use it as a new extension.
More sophisticated file name translations can be achieved using a
<mapper> element. By default
an identity mapper will be used.
If dest and src point to the same directory, the ext
attribute or a nested
<mapper> is required.
This task forms an implicit FileSet, and supports most
<fileset> (dir becomes src) as well as
It is possible to use different converters. This can be selected with the implementation attribute or a nested element. Here are the choices of the attribute:
default—the default converter for the platform: kaffe when run on Kaffe, builtin otherwise.
sun—used to be the standard converter of the JDK 8 or earlier
kaffe—the standard converter of Kaffe
builtin—Ant's internal implementation. Since Ant 1.9.8
|reverse||Reverse the sense of the conversion, i.e. convert from ASCII to native
Only supported by the
|encoding||The native encoding the files are in||No; defaults to default JVM character encoding|
|src||The directory to find files in; default is basedir||No|
|dest||The directory to output file to||Yes|
|ext||File extension to use in renaming output files||No|
|includes||Comma- or space-separated list of patterns of files that must be included.||No; defaults to all (
|includesfile||Name of a file. Each line of this file is taken to be an include pattern||No|
|excludes||Comma- or space-separated list of patterns of files that must be excluded.||No; defaults to default excludes or none if defaultexcludes is
|excludesfile||Name of a file. Each line of this file is taken to be an exclude pattern||No|
|defaultexcludes||Indicates whether default excludes should be used or not (
|No; defaults to
|implementation||The converter implementation to use. (See the above list of valid converters.)||No; defaults to default converter for the current JVM|
You can specify additional command line arguments for the converter with
<arg> elements. These elements are specified
like Command-line Arguments but have an additional attribute that
can be used to enable arguments only if a given converter implementation will be used.
|value||See Command-line Arguments.||Exactly one of these|
|implementation||Only pass the specified argument if the chosen converter implementation matches the value of this attribute. Legal values are the same as those in the above list of valid compilers.)||No|
Since Apache Ant 1.8.0
A path-like structure holding the classpath to use when loading the converter implementation if a custom class has been specified. Doesn't have any effect when using one of the built-in converters.
Since Ant 1.8.0
If a defined type implements the
Native2AsciiAdapter interface a nested
element of that type can be used as an alternative to the implementation attribute.
Convert all files in the directory srcdir ending in .eucjis from the EUCJIS encoding to ASCII and rename them to end in .java.
<native2ascii encoding="EUCJIS" src="srcdir" dest="srcdir" includes="**/*.eucjis" ext=".java"/>
Convert all the files ending in .java in the directory native/japanese to ASCII, placing the results in the directory src. The names of the files remain the same.
<native2ascii encoding="EUCJIS" src="native/japanese" dest="src" includes="**/*.java"/>
If you want to use a
org.example.MyAdapter you can
either use the implementation attribute:
<native2ascii encoding="EUCJIS" src="srcdir" dest="srcdir" includes="**/*.eucjis" ext=".java" implementation="org.example.MyAdapter"/>
or a define a type and nest this into the task like in:
<componentdef classname="org.example.MyAdapter" name="myadapter"/> <native2ascii encoding="EUCJIS" src="srcdir" dest="srcdir" includes="**/*.eucjis" ext=".java"> <myadapter/> </native2ascii>
in which case your
native2ascii adapter can support attributes and nested elements
of its own.