localedef



LOCALEDEF(1)                                                      LOCALEDEF(1)




NAME

       localedef - compile locale definition files


SYNOPSIS

       localedef   [-f   charmapfile]  [-i  inputfile]  [--force]  [--verbose]
       [--posix] [--quiet] outputpath
       localedef --version
       localedef --help


DESCRIPTION

       The localedef program reads the indicated charmap and input files, com-
       piles  them  to  a  form  usable  by  the  locale(7) functions in the C
       library, and places the six output files in the outputpath directory.

       If no charmapfile is given, POSIX is used by default.  If no  inputfile
       is  given, or if it is given as -, localedef reads from standard input.


OPTIONS

       Most options can have either short or long forms.   If  multiple  short
       options  are used, they can be combined in one word (e.g.  -cv).  If an
       option takes an argument, the argument can be given separately  as  the
       next word, or it can be written as option=argument.

       -f charmapfile, --charmap=charmapfile
              Specify  the file that defines the symbolic character names that
              are used by the input file.  If  the  file  is  in  the  default
              directory for character maps, it is not necessary to specify the
              full pathname.  This default directory is printed  by  localedef
              --help.

       -i inputfile, --inputfile=inputfile
              Specify  the locale definition file to compile.  If inputfile is
              not absolute, localedef will also look in the  directory  speci-
              fied  by  the  environment  variable I18NPATH and in the default
              directory for locale definition files.  This  default  directory
              is printed by localedef --help.

       -c, --force
              Write the output files even if warnings were generated about the
              input file.

       -v, --verbose
              Generate extra warnings about errors that are normally  ignored.

       --quiet
              Suppress  all  notifications and warnings, and report only fatal
              errors.

       --posix
              Be strictly POSIX conformant.  Implies --verbose.   This  option
              currently  has no other effect.  Posix conformance is assumed if
              the environment variable POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.

       -u codeset, --code-set-name=codeset
              This option is accepted but ignored.

       -h, --help
              Print a usage summary and exit.  Also prints the  default  paths
              used by localedef.

       -V, --version
              Print  the  version  number, license, and disclaimer of warranty
              for localedef.


ENVIRONMENT

       POSIXLY_CORRECT
              The --posix flag is assumed if this environment variable is set.

       I18NPATH
              The default directory for locale definition files.


FILES

       /usr/share/i18n/charmaps
              Usual default charmap path.

       /usr/share/locale
              Usual default output path.  See the output from localedef --help
              for the paths used in your version.

       outputpath/LC_COLLATE
              One of the output files.  It describes the rules  for  comparing
              strings in the locale’s alphabet.

       outputpath/LC_CTYPE
              One  of the output files.  It contains information about charac-
              ter cases and case conversions for the locale.

       outputpath/LC_MONETARY
              One of the output files.  It describes the way  monetary  values
              should be formatted in the locale.

       outputpath/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
              One of the output files.  It contains information about the lan-
              guage messages should be printed in, and what an affirmative  or
              negative answer looks like.

       outputpath/LC_NUMERIC
              One  of the output files.  It describes the rules for formatting
              numbers in the locale.

       outputpath/LC_TIME
              One of the output files.  It describes the rules for  formatting
              times and dates in the locale.


SEE ALSO

       locale(5), locale(7), locale(1)


AUTHOR

       The program was written by Ulrich Drepper.

       This manpage was written by Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> on behalf
       of the Debian GNU/Linux Project and anyone else who wants it.  The man-
       page  is  not  supported  by the GNU libc maintainers and may be out of
       date.


STANDARDS

       This program conforms to the POSIX standard P1003.2



Red Hat Linux                     March 2001                      LOCALEDEF(1)

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