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MKLOCALE(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			      MKLOCALE(1)

NAME
     mklocale -- make LC_CTYPE locale files

SYNOPSIS
     mklocale [-d] [-t type] < source > language/LC_CTYPE
     mklocale [-d] [-t type] -o language/LC_CTYPE source

DESCRIPTION
     The mklocale utility reads an LC_CTYPE source file from standard input and produces an
     LC_CTYPE binary file on standard output suitable for placement in
     /usr/share/locale/<language>/LC_CTYPE.

     The format of source is quite simple.  It consists of a series of lines which start with a
     keyword and have associated data following.  C style comments are used to place comments in
     the file.

     Following options are available:

     -d   Turns on debugging messages.

     -o   Specify output file.

     -t   Generate output in new-style LC_{MONETARY,NUMERIC,TIME,MESSAGES} locale-db format.

     Besides the keywords which will be listed below, the following are valid tokens in source:

     RUNE     A RUNE may be any of the following:

	      'x'	   The ASCII character x.

	      '\x'	   The ANSI C character \x where \x is one of \a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t, or
			   \v.

	      0x[0-9a-z]*  A hexadecimal number representing a rune code.

	      0[0-7]*	   An octal number representing a rune code.

	      [1-9][0-9]*  A decimal number representing a rune code.

     STRING   A string enclosed in double quotes (").

     THRU     Either ... or -.	Used to indicate ranges.

     literal  The follow characters are taken literally:

	      <([  Used to start a mapping.  All are equivalent.

	      >)]  Used to end a mapping.  All are equivalent.

	      :    Used as a delimiter in mappings.

     Key words which should only appear once are:

     ENCODING	Followed by a STRING which indicates the encoding mechanism to be used for this
		locale.  The current encodings are:

		NONE  No translation and the default.

		UTF2  Universal character set Transformation Format adopted from Plan 9 from Bell
		      Labs.

		EUC   EUC encoding as used by several vendors of UNIX systems.

     VARIABLE	This keyword must be followed by a single tab or space character, after which
		encoding specific data is placed.  Currently only the EUC encoding requires vari-
		able data.

     INVALID	A single RUNE follows and is used as the invalid rune for this locale.

     The following keywords may appear multiple times and have the following format for data:

	   <RUNE1 RUNE2>		 RUNE1 is mapped to RUNE2.

	   <RUNE1 THRU RUNEn: RUNE2>	 Runes RUNE1 through RUNEn are mapped to RUNE2 through
					 RUNE2 + n-1.

     MAPLOWER	Defines the tolower mappings.  RUNE2 is the lower case representation of RUNE1.

     MAPUPPER	Defines the toupper mappings.  RUNE2 is the upper case representation of RUNE1.

     TODIGIT	Defines a map from runes to their digit value.	RUNE2 is the integer value repre-
		sented by RUNE1.  For example, the ASCII character '0' would map to the decimal
		value 0.  Only values up to 255 are allowed.

     The following keywords may appear multiple times and have the following format for data:

     RUNE	       This rune has the property defined by the keyword.

     RUNE1 THRU RUNEn  All the runes between and including RUNE1 and RUNEn have the property
		       defined by the keyword.

     ALPHA	Defines runes which are alphabetic, printable, and graphic.

     CONTROL	Defines runes which are control characters.

     DIGIT	Defines runes which are decimal digits, printable, and graphic.

     GRAPH	Defines runes which are graphic and printable.

     LOWER	Defines runes which are lower case, printable, and graphic.

     PUNCT	Defines runes which are punctuation, printable, and graphic.

     SPACE	Defines runes which are spaces.

     UPPER	Defines runes which are upper case, printable, and graphic.

     XDIGIT	Defines runes which are hexadecimal digits, printable, and graphic.

     BLANK	Defines runes which are blank.

     PRINT	Defines runes which are printable.

     IDEOGRAM	Defines runes which are ideograms, printable, and graphic.

     SPECIAL	Defines runes which are special characters, printable, and graphic.

     PHONOGRAM	Defines runes which are phonograms, printable, and graphic.

     SWIDTHn	Defines runes with specific glyph width.  n takes 0 to 3.

     CHARSET	Controls character set for subsequent runes.

SEE ALSO
     setlocale(3), nls(7)

HISTORY
     The mklocale utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

BUGS
     The mklocale utility is overly simplistic.

     We should switch to localedef and its file format, which is more standard.

BSD					 January 2, 2009				      BSD
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