converts a manual page from one encoding to another, like
it can try multiple possible input encodings in sequence.
This is useful for manual pages installed in directories without an explicit
encoding declaration, since they may be in UTF-8 or in a legacy character
If an encoding declaration is found on the first line of the manual page,
that declaration overrides any input encodings specified on
Encoding declarations have the following form:
'\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-
or (if manual page preprocessors are also to be declared):
'\" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-
Try each of
(a colon-separated list) in sequence as the input encoding.
Convert the manual page to
Do not issue error messages when the page cannot be converted.