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LOCALEDEF(1)									     LOCALEDEF(1)

NAME
       localedef - compile locale definition files

SYNOPSIS
       localedef [options] outputpath
       localedef --list-archive [options]
       localedef --delete-from-archive [options] localename ...
       localedef --add-to-archive [options] compiledpath
       localedef --version
       localedef --help
       localedef --usage

DESCRIPTION
       The  localedef program reads the indicated charmap and input files, compiles them to a bi-
       nary form quickly usable by the locale(7) functions in the C library, and places the  out-
       put in outputpath.

       If  outputpath contains a slash character ('/'), it is directly the name of the output di-
       rectory.  In this case,	there  is  a  separate	output	file  for  each  locale  category
       (LC_CTIME, LC_NUMERIC, and so on).

       Otherwise, if the --no-archive option is used, outputpath is the name of a subdirectory in
       /usr/lib/locale where per-category compiled files are placed.

       Otherwise, outputpath is the name of a locale and the compiled locale data is added to the
       archive file /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive.

       In any case, localedef aborts if the directory in which it tries to write locale files has
       not already been created.

       If no charmapfile is given, the value POSIX is used by default.	If no inputfile is given,
       or if it is given as a dash (-), 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 (for example, -cv is identical to -c -v).

       If a short option takes an argument, the argument can be given separately as the next word
       (-f  foo), or it can be written together with the option letter (-ffoo).  If a long option
       takes an argument, the argument can be given separately as the next word,  or  it  can  be
       written as option=argument (--charmap=foo).

   Operation selection options
       A few options direct localedef to do something else than compile locale definitions.  Only
       one of these should be used at a time.

       --delete-from-archive
	      Delete the named locales from the locale archive file.

       --list-archive
	      List the locales contained in the locale archive file.

       --add-to-archive
	      Add the compiledpath directories to  the	locale	archive  file.	 The  directories
	      should have been created by previous runs of localedef, using --no-archive.

   Other options
       Some of the following options are only sensible for some operations; hopefully it is self-
       evident which ones.

       -f charmapfile, --charmap=charmapfile
	      Specify the file that defines the symbolic character names that are used by the in-
	      put  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  lo-
	      caledef --help.

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

       -u repertoirefile, --repertoire-map=repertoirefile
	      Read mappings from symbolic names to Unicode UCS4 values from repertoirefile.

       -A aliasfile, --alias-file=aliasfile
	      Use aliasfile to look up aliases for locale names.  There  is  no  default  aliases
	      file.

       --prefix=pathname
	      Set prefix to be prepended to the full archive pathname.	By default, the prefix is
	      empty.  Setting the prefix to foo, the archive would be placed  in  foo/usr/lib/lo-
	      cale/locale-archive.

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

       --old-style
	      Create old-style tables.

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

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

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

       --replace
	      Replace a locale in the locale archive file.  Without this option, if the locale is
	      in the archive file already, an error occurs.

       --no-archive
	      Do not use the locale archive file, instead create outputpath as a subdirectory  in
	      the same directory as the locale archive file, and create separate output files for
	      locale categories in it.

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

       --usage
	      Print a short usage summary and exit.

       -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
	      A colon separated list of default directories for locale definition files.

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

       /usr/share/i18n/locales
	      Usual default path for locale source files.

       /usr/share/i18n/repertoiremaps
	      Usual default repertoire map path.

       /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
	      Usual default locale archive location.

       outputpath/LC_COLLATE
	      One of the output files.	It describes the rules for comparing strings in  the  lo-
	      cale'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  lo-
	      cale.

       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.

EXAMPLES
       Compile	the locale files for Finnish in the UTF-8 character set and add it to the default
       locale archive with the name fi_FI.UTF-8:

	      localedef -f UTF-8 -i fi_FI fi_FI.UTF-8

       The same, but generate files into the current directory (note that the last argument  must
       then contain a slash):

	      localedef -f UTF-8 -i fi_FI ./

SEE ALSO
       locale(5), locale(7), locale(1)

AUTHOR
       The program was written by Ulrich Drepper.

       This  manual page 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, and amended further by Lars
       Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> to document new functionality (as of GNU	C  library  2.3.5).   The
       manpage is not supported by the GNU libc maintainers and may be out of date.

STANDARDS
       This program conforms to the POSIX standard P1003.2

					   May 20, 2005 			     LOCALEDEF(1)
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