.TEC File Extension

TECkit Compiled Mapping File

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What is a TEC file?

A TEC file is a file created by TECkit (Text Encoding Conversion toolkit), a program used for conducting text conversions. It contains binary code that describes the mapping between a byte encoding and Unicode and vice versa. TEC files are sometimes used in conjunction with LaTeX technologies to convert characters on the fly when generating LaTeX documents in different languages.

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You most likely will only encounter TEC files if you use TECkit for converting text between 8-bit and Unicode encodings. TEC files are compiled from source .MAP files, which include mappings between a byte encoding and Unicode in plain text.

TEC files can be compiled from MAP files using the Windows command-line compiler included with TECkit (TECkit_Compile.exe). Here is a sample command that compiles an example.map file:

C:\TECkit\>teckit_compile example.map -o example.tec

NOTE: TECkit was originally created to convert text from older 8-bit encodings to Unicode.

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