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montbl(1M)							    montbl(1M)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     montbl - create monetary database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     montbl [ -o outfile] infile

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The montbl	command	takes as input a specification file, infile, that
     describes the formatting conventions for monetary quantities for a
     specific locale.

     -o	outfile	 Write the output on outfile; otherwise, write the output on a
		 file named LC_MONETARY.

     The output	of montbl is suitable for use by the localeconv	function [see
     localeconv(3C)].  Before outfile can be used by localeconv, it must be
     installed in the /usr/lib/locale/locale directory with the	name
     LC_MONETARY by a user with	appropriate privilege or a member of group
     bin.  locale is the locale	whose monetary formatting conventions are
     described in infile.  This	file must be readable by user, group, and
     other; no other permissions should	be set.	 To use	formatting conventions
     for monetary quantities described in this file, use setlocale(3C) to
     change the	locale for category LC_MONETARY	to locale [see setlocale(3C)].

     Once installed, this file will be used by the localeconv function to
     initialize	the monetary specific fields of	a structure of type struct
     lconv.  For a description of each field in	this structure,	see

	  struct    lconv     {
	       char *decimal_point;	     /*	"." */
	       char *thousands_sep;	     /*	"" (zero length	string)	*/
	       char *grouping;		     /*	"" */
	       char *int_curr_symbol;	/* "" */
	       char *currency_symbol;	/* "" */
	       char *mon_decimal_point;	/* "" */
	       char *mon_thousands_sep;	/* "" */
	       char *mon_grouping;	/* "" */
	       char *positive_sign;	     /*	"" */
	       char *negative_sign;	     /*	"" */
	       char int_frac_digits;	     /*	CHAR_MAX */
	       char frac_digits;	/* CHAR_MAX */
	       char p_cs_precedes;	/* CHAR_MAX */
	       char p_sep_by_space;	     /*	CHAR_MAX */
	       char n_cs_precedes;	/* CHAR_MAX */
	       char n_sep_by_space;	     /*	CHAR_MAX */
	       char p_sign_posn;	/* CHAR_MAX */
	       char n_sign_posn;	/* CHAR_MAX */

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montbl(1M)							    montbl(1M)

     The specification file specifies the value	of each	struct lconv member,
     except for	the first three	members, decimal_point,	thousands_sep, and
     grouping, which are set by	the LC_NUMERIC category	of setlocale(3C).
     Each member's value is given on a line with the following format:

	  keyword <white space>	value

     where keyword is identical	to the struct lconv field name and value is a
     quoted string for those fields that are a char * and an integer for those
     fields that hold an integer value.	 For example,
	  int_curr_symbol	   "ITL."
	  int_frac_digits	   0

     will set the international	currency symbol	and the	number of fractional
     digits to be displayed in an internationally formatted monetary quantity
     to	ITL. and 0, respectively.

     Blank lines and lines starting with a # are taken to be comments and are
     ignored.  A character in a	string may be in octal or hex representation.
     For example, \141 or \x61 could be	used to	represent the letter 'a'.  If
     there is no specification line for	a given	structure member, then the
     default "C" locale	value for that member is used (see the values in
     comments in the struct lconv definition above).

     Given below is an example of what the specification file for Italy	would
     look like:

	  # Italy

	  int_curr_symbol	   "ITL."
	  currency_symbol	   "L."
	  mon_decimal_point   ""
	  mon_thousands_sep   "."
	  mon_grouping	      "\3"
	  positive_sign	      ""
	  negative_sign	      "-"
	  int_frac_digits	   0
	  frac_digits	      0
	  p_cs_precedes	      1
	  p_sep_by_space      0
	  n_cs_precedes	      1
	  n_sep_by_space      0
	  p_sign_posn	      1
	  n_sign_posn	      1

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

		     LC_MONETARY database for locale

		     input file	used to	construct LC_MONETARY in the default

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montbl(1M)							    montbl(1M)

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     localeconv(3C), setlocale(3C)

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