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 genxlt(1)                                                         genxlt(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      genxlt - generate iconv translation tables

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      genxlt [-f output_filename] [input_filename]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      genxlt generates a compiled, non-readable binary version of the iconv
      table that is suitable for use by iconv(1) and iconv(3C).  If
      input_filename or output_filename is not supplied, standard input
      and/or standard output will be used.

      Since the output of genxlt is a binary, non-readable file, if the -f
      option is not used, the redirection symbol > maybe used to redirect
      the standard output to a file.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      genxlt recognizes the following options:

           -f output_filename
                          If this option is not selected, the data will be
                          sent to standard output, from where it could be
                          redirected to a file.

      genxlt creates tables that are in a prescribed format and which can be
      interpreted by the default conversion routines of iconv(3C).  The
      input file has two columns, giving the filecode mapping between the
      two code sets.  The entries are in hexadecimal.

      The input file must be formatted as two columns of hexadecimal digits.
      Characters in the first column are translated into the characters in
      the second column.  Lines preceded with # in the first column are
      ignored as comments on all lines except in the case of the following
      keywords: #Galley: and #What:

      In addition to the data, which defines the filecode mapping, a Galley
      character (see iconv(3C)) may also be defined for that particular
      conversion.  This is done by adding the line #Galley: 0xnnnn, to the
      beginning of the input file. The nnnn is any multi-byte character (see
      EXAMPLES).  A What string (see what(1)), may also be defined in the
      input file using the entry #What: <any_string>.  This string may
      contain information like version number, type of conversion, etc.,
      which are not used in any way for the conversions.  Note that if the
      What string is defined, it should appear before the Galley definition.

    Environment Variables
      LANG provides a default value for the internationalization variables
      that are unset or null.  If LANG is unset or null, the default value
      of "C" (see lang(5)) is used. If any of the internationalization
      variables contains an invalid setting, genxlt will behave as if all

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 genxlt(1)                                                         genxlt(1)

      internationalization variables are set to "C" (see environ(5)).

      If LC_ALL is set to a non-empty string value, it overrides the values
      of all the other internationalization variables.

      LC_MESSAGES determines the locale that should be used to affect the
      format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error
      and informative messages written to standard output.

      NLSPATH determines the location of message catalogues for the
      processing of LC_MESSAGES.

    International Code Set Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      Single and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      The exit values are:

          0      Successful completion.
         >0      Error condition occurred.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      This example compiles the iconv_input and puts the output binary in
      /usr/lib/nls/iconv/tables/roma8=iso81.  The following iconv statement
      uses the roma8=iso81 table to convert the data_file from code set
      roman8 to code set iso8859-1.

           % genxlt iconv_input > /usr/lib/nls/iconv/tables/roma8=iso81
           % iconv -f roma8 -t iso81 data_file

      This is an example of the input_file:

           #What: CodesetA to CodesetB: version 1.0
           #Galley:   0xffff
           # the conversion data is as follows:
           0x01     0x01
           0x02     0x42
           0xff87     0x4567

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      Because genxlt will write over the existing table, it is wise to save
      the existing table into another file before using genxlt.

      Warnings are not given for incorrect data in the input_file.

      You must have super-user privileges to install files in

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 genxlt(1)                                                         genxlt(1)

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/lib/nls/iconv/tables               All tables must be installed
                                              in this directory.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      dmpxlt(1), iconv(1), iconv(3C).

      genxlt: XPG4 tables

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