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localedef(1)							   User Commands						      localedef(1)

NAME
localedef - define locale environment
SYNOPSIS
localedef [-c] [-C compiler_options] [-f charmap] [-i sourcefile] [-L linker_options] [-m model] [-u code_set_name] [-W cc, arg] [-x extensions_file] localename
DESCRIPTION
The localedef utility converts source definitions for locale categories into a format usable by the functions and utilities whose opera- tional behavior is determined by the setting of the locale environment variables; see environ(5). The utility reads source definitions for one or more locale categories belonging to the same locale from the file named in the -i option (if specified) or from standard input. Each category source definition is identified by the corresponding environment variable name and terminated by an END category-name state- ment. The following categories are supported. LC_CTYPE Defines character classification and case conversion. LC_COLLATE Defines collation rules. LC_MONETARY Defines the format and symbols used in formatting of monetary information. LC_NUMERIC Defines the decimal delimiter, grouping and grouping symbol for non-monetary numeric editing. LC_TIME Defines the format and content of date and time information. LC_MESSAGES Defines the format and values of affirmative and negative responses.
OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -c Creates permanent output even if warning messages have been issued. -C compiler_options Passes the compiler_options to the C compiler (cc). If more than one option is specified, then the options must be enclosed in quotes (""). This is an old option. Use the -W cc,arg option instead. -f charmap Specifies the pathname of a file containing a mapping of character symbols and collating element symbols to actual character encodings. This option must be specified if symbolic names (other than collating symbols defined in a col- lating-symbol keyword) are used. If the -f option is not present, the default character mapping will be used. -i sourcefile The path name of a file containing the source definitions. If this option is not present, source definitions will be read from standard input. -L linker_options Passes the linker_options to the C compiler (cc) that follows the C source filename. If more than one option is specified, then the options must be enclosed in quotes (""). This is an old option. Use the -W cc,arg option instead. -m model Specifies whether localedef will generate a 64-bit or a 32-bit locale object. Specify model as ilp32 to generate a 32-bit locale object. Specify lp64 to generate a 64-bit locale object. If the -m option is not specified, localedef generates a 32-bit locale object. And if no other options than -c, -f, and -i options are specified and if the system running localedef supports the 64-bit environment, localedef additionally generates a 64-bit locale object. -u code_set_name Specifies the name of a codeset used as the target mapping of character symbols and collating element symbols whose encoding values are defined in terms of the ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000 standard position constant values. See NOTES. -W cc,arg Passes arg options to the C compiler. Each argument must be separated from the preceding by only a comma. A comma can be part of an argument by escaping it withan immediately preceding backslash character; the backslash is removed from the resulting argument. Use this option instead of the -C and -L options. -x extensions_file Specifies the name of an extension file where various localedef options are listed. See locale(5).
OPERANDS
The following operand is supported: localename Identifies the locale. If the name contains one or more slash characters, localename will be interpreted as a path name where the created locale definitions will be stored. This capability may be restricted to users with appropriate privileges. (As a consequence of specifying one localename, although several categories can be processed in one execution, only categories belonging to the same locale can be processed.)
OUTPUT
localedef creates a temporary C source file that represents the locale's data. localedef then calls the C compiler to compile this C source file into a shared object. If the -m ilp32 option is specified, localedef calls the C compiler for generating 32-bit objects and generates a 32-bit locale object. If the -m lp64 option is specified, localedef calls the C compiler for generating 64-bit objects and generates a 64-bit locale object. If the -m option is not specified, localedef calls the C compiler for generating 32-bit objects and generates a 32-bit locale object. If no other options than -c, -f, and -i options are specified and if the system running localedef supports the 64-bit environment, localedef additionally calls the C compiler for generating 64-bit objects and generates a 64-bit locale object. If no option to the C compiler is explicitly specified using the -W, -C, or -L options, localedef calls the C compiler with appropriate C compiler options to generate a locale object or objects. If the -m ilp32 option is specified, localedef generates a 32-bit locale object named: localename.so.version_number If the -m lp64 option is specified, localedef generates a 64-bit locale object named: localename.so.version_number If the -m option is not specified, localedef generates a 32-bit locale object named: localename.so.version_number and, if appropriate, generates a 64-bit locale object named: 64-bit_architecture_name/localename.so.version_number The shared object for the 32-bit environment must be moved to: /usr/lib/locale/localename/localename.so.version_number The shared object for the 64-bit environment on SPARC must be moved to: /usr/lib/locale/localename/sparcv9/localename.so.version_number The shared object for the 64-bit environment on AMD64 must be moved to: /usr/lib/locale/<localename>/amd64/<localename>.so.<version_number> localedef also generates a text file named localename that is used for information only.
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for definitions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of localedef: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.
EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 No errors occurred and the locales were successfully created. 1 Warnings occurred and the locales were successfully created. 2 The locale specification exceeded implementation limits or the coded character set or sets used were not supported by the implementa- tion, and no locale was created. 3 The capability to create new locales is not supported by the implementation. >3 Warnings or errors occurred and no output was created. If an error is detected, no permanent output will be created.
FILES
/usr/lib/localedef/extensions/generic_eucbc.x Describes what a generic EUC locale uses in the system. This file is used by default. /usr/lib/localedef/extensions/single_byte.x Describes a generic single-byte file used in the system. /usr/lib/locale/localename/localename.so.version_number The shared object for the 32-bit environment. /usr/lib/locale/localename/sparcv9/localename.so.version_number The shared object for the 64-bit environment on SPARC. /usr/lib/locale/<localename>/amd64/<localename>.so.<version_number> The shared object for the 64-bit environment on AMD64.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
locale(1), iconv_open(3C), nl_langinfo(3C), strftime(3C), attributes(5), charmap(5), environ(5), extensions(5), locale(5), standards(5)
WARNINGS
If warnings occur, permanent output will be created if the -c option was specified. The following conditions will cause warning messages to be issued: o If a symbolic name not found in the charmap file is used for the descriptions of the LC_CTYPE or LC_COLLATE categories (for other categories, this will be an error conditions). o If optional keywords not supported by the implementation are present in the source.
NOTES
When the -u option is used, the code_set_name option-argument is interpreted as a name of a codeset to which the ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000 standard position constant values are converted. Both the ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000 standard position constant values and other formats (deci- mal, hexadecimal, or octal) are valid as encoding values within the charmap file. The codeset can be any codeset that is supported by the iconv_open(3C) function on the system. When conflicts occur between the charmap specification of code_set_name, mb_cur_max, or mb_cur_min and the corresponding value for the codeset represented by the -u option-argument code_set_name, the localedef utility fails as an error. When conflicts occur between the charmap encoding values specified for symbolic names of characters of the portable character set and the character encoding values defined by the US-ASCII, the result is unspecified. If a non-printable character in the charmap has a width specified that is not -1, localedef generates a warning. SunOS 5.11 11 Oct 2004 localedef(1)