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NAME

       mdbDir - List of data in a database directory.

DESCRIPTION

       The m17n library loads a list of definitions of data of the m17n
       database from files of name ’mdb.dir’ in each database directory at
       initialization time. The plist format of this file is as follows:

       MDB-DIR ::= DEFINITION *

       DEFINITION ::= ’(’ TAG0 [ TAG1 [ TAG2 [ TAG3 ] ] ] FILE [ VERSION ]’)’

       TAGn ::= SYMBOL

       FILE ::= MTEXT

       VERSION ::= MTEXT

       If TAG0 is neither ‘charset’ nor ‘char-table’, and TAGn (n > 0) is a
       symbol ‘*’, FILE can contain a wildcard charater, and all files
       matching FILE accoding to the rules used by the shell are the target of
       database files. In that case, each file must contain SELF-DEFINITION
       which is a plist element providing the actual TAGn values by the form:

       SELF-DEFINITION ::= ’(’ TAG0 TAG1 TAG2 TAG3 [ VERSION ] ’)’

       For instance, if a database directory contains these files:

       zh-py.mim:
       (input-method zh py)

       ko-han2.mim:
       (input-method ko han2)

       these lines in ’mdb.dir’:

       (input-method zh py "zh-py.mim")
       (input-method ko han2 "ko-han2.mim")

       can be shortened to this single line:

       (input-method * "*.mim")

       VERSION is a required version number of the m17n library. The format is
       ’XX.YY.ZZ’ where XX is a major version number, YY is a minor version
       number, and ZZ is a patch level.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2001 Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
       Copyright (C) 2001-2008 National Institute of Advanced Industrial
       Science and Technology (AIST)
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html>.

                                  23 Jun 2008                        mdbDir(5)