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       gendict - Compiles word list into ICU string trie dictionary


       gendict  [ --uchars | --bytes --transform transform ] [ -h, -?, --help ] [ -V, --version ]
       [ -c, --copyright ] [ -v, --verbose  ]  [  -i,  --icudatadir  directory  ]    input-file


       gendict  reads  the  word  list  from dictionary-file and creates a string trie dictionary
       file. Normally this data file has the .dict extension.

       Words begin at the beginning of a line and are terminated by the first whitespace.   Lines
       that begin with whitespace are ignored.


       -h, -?, --help
              Print help about usage and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print the version of gendict and exit.

       -c, --copyright
              Embeds the standard ICU copyright into the output-file.

       -v, --verbose
              Display extra informative messages during execution.

       -i, --icudatadir directory
              Look  for  any  necessary  ICU  data  files  in  directory.   For example, the file
     must be located when ICU's data is not built as a shared  library.   The
              default ICU data directory is specified by the environment variable ICU_DATA.  Most
              configurations of ICU do not require this argument.

              Set the output trie type to UChar. Mutually exclusive with --bytes.

              Set the output trie type to Bytes. Mutually exclusive with --uchars.

              Set the transform type. Should only be specified with --bytes.  Currently supported
              transforms are: offset-<hex-number>, which specifies an offset to subtract from all
              input characters.  It should be noted that the offset transform also maps U+200D to
              0xFF  and U+200C to 0xFE, in order to offer compatibility to languages that require
              these characters.  A transform must be specified for a bytes trie, and when applied
              to  the non-value characters in the input-file must produce output between 0x00 and

              The source file to read.

              The file to write the output dictionary to.


       The input-file is assumed to be encoded in UTF-8.  The integers in the input-file that are
       used  as  values  must be made up of ASCII digits. They may be specified either in hex, by
       using a 0x prefix, or in decimal.  Either --bytes or --uchars must be specified.


       ICU_DATA  Specifies    the    directory    containing    ICU     data.     Defaults     to
                 ${prefix}/share/icu/63.2/.   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.


       Maxime Serrano




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