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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       localedef - compile locale definition files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The localedef program reads the indicated charmap and input files, compiles
  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    [Toc]    [Back]

       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	specified
  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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

       I18NPATH    [Toc]    [Back]
	      The default directory for locale definition files.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       /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 character
 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 language
 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.

       outputpath/LC_PAPER
	      One  of the output files. It describes the default paper size in
	      the locale.

       outputpath/LC_NAME
	      One of the output files. It describes the rules  for  formatting
	      names in the locale.

       outputpath/LC_ADDRESS
	      One  of  the output files. It describes the rules for formatting
	      addresses, and other location information in the locale.

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

       outputpath/LC_MEASUREMENT
	      One  of the output files. It describes the rules for measurement
	      in the locale, e.g. Metric or other units.

       outputpath/LC_IDENTIFICATION
	      One of the output files. It identifies the elements  within  the
	      locale.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.   It  was
       amended	by  Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@computer.org> to explain new
       ISO 14652 elements.  The manpage is not supported by the GNU libc maintainers
 and may be out of date.

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       This program conforms to the POSIX standard P1003.2



				 Feb 10, 2002			  LOCALEDEF(1)
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