GENRB(1) ICU 50.1.2 Manual GENRB(1)
genrb - compile a resource bundle
genrb [ -h, -?, --help ] [ -V, --version ] [ -v, --verbose ] [ -e, --encoding encoding ] [
-j, --write-java [ encoding ] ] [ -s, --sourcedir source ] [ -d, --destdir destination ] [
-i, --icudatadir directory ] bundle ...
genrb converts the resource bundle source files passed on the command line to their binary
form or to a Java source file for use with ICU4J. The resulting binary files have a .res
extension while resource bundle source files typically have a .txt extension. Java source
files have a java extension and follow the ICU4J naming conventions.
It is customary to name the resource bundles by their locale name, i.e. to use a local
identifier for the bundle filename, e.g. ja_JP.txt for Japanese (Japan) data, or root.txt
for the root bundle. In any case, genrb will produce a file whose base name is the name
of the locale found in the resource file, not the base name of the resource file itself.
The binary files can be read directly by ICU, or used by pkgdata(1) for incorporation into
a larger archive or library.
-h, -?, --help
Print help about usage and exit.
Print the version of genrb and exit.
Display extra informative messages during execution.
-e, --encoding encoding
Set the encoding used to read input files to encoding. The default encoding is the
invariant (subset of ASCII or EBCDIC) codepage for the system (see section INVARI-
ANT CHARACTERS). The encodings UTF-8, UTF-16BE, and UTF-16LE are automatically
detected if a byte order mark (BOM) is present.
-j, --write-java [ encoding ]
Generate a Java source code for use with ICU4J. An optional encoding for the Java
file can be given.
-s, --sourcedir source
Set the source directory to source. The default source directory is specified by
the environment variable ICU_DATA, or the location set when ICU was built if
ICU_DATA is not set.
-d, --destdir destination
Set the destination directory to destination. The default destination directory is
specified by the environment variable ICU_DATA or is the location set when ICU was
built if ICU_DATA is not set.
-i, --icudatadir directory
Look for any necessary ICU data files in directory. For example, when processing
collation overrides, the file ucadata.dat must be located. The default ICU data
directory is specified by the environment variable ICU_DATA.
The invariant character set consists of the following set of characters, expressed as a
standard POSIX regular expression: [a-z]|[A-Z]|[0-9]|_| |+|-|*|/. This is the set which
is guaranteed to be available regardless of code page.
ICU_DATA Specifies the directory containing ICU data. Defaults to /usr/share/icu/50.1.2/.
Some tools in ICU depend on the presence of the trailing slash. It is thus
important to make sure that it is present if ICU_DATA is set.
Copyright (C) 2000-2002 IBM, Inc. and others.
ICU MANPAGE 16 April 2002 GENRB(1)