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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
       binary form quickly usable by the locale(7) functions in the C  library,  and  places  the
       output in outputpath.

       If  outputpath  contains  a  slash  character ('/'), it is directly the name of the output
       directory.  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
              input  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
              localedef --help.

       -i inputfile, --inputfile=inputfile
              Specify  the  locale  definition  file  to  compile.  If inputfile is not absolute,
              localedef 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/locale/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
              locale'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
              locale.

       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)