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       wmc - Wine Message Compiler


       wmc [options] [inputfile]


       wmc compiles messages from inputfile into FormatMessage[AW] compatible format encapsulated
       in a resourcescript format.  wmc outputs the data either  in  a  standard  .bin  formatted
       binary file, or can generated inline resource data.

       wmc  takes only one inputfile as argument (see BUGS). The inputfile normally has extension
       .mc. The messages are read from standard input if no inputfile is given. If the outputfile
       is  not  specified  with  -o,  then  wmc  will  write the output to inputfile.{rc,h}.  The
       outputfile is named{rc,h} if no inputfile was given.


       -B x   Set output byte-order x={n[ative], l[ittle], b[ig]}. Default is n[ative].

       -c     Set 'custom-bit' in message-code values.

       -d     NON-FUNCTIONAL; Use decimal values in output

       -D     Set debug flag. This results is a parser trace and a lot of extra messages.

       -h     Print an informative usage message.

       -H file
              Write headerfile to file. Default is inputfile.h.

       -i     Inline messagetable(s). This option skips the generation  of  all  .bin  files  and
              writes all output into the .rc file. This encoding is parsable with wrc(1).

       -o file
              Output to file. Default is inputfile.rc.

       -O format
              Set the output format. Supported formats are rc (the default), res, and pot.

       -P directory
              Enable  the  generation  of resource translations based on po files loaded from the
              specified  directory.  That  directory  must  follow  the  gettext  convention,  in
              particular  in  must  contain  one  .po  file for each language, and a LINGUAS file
              listing the available languages.

       -u     Assume that the inputfile is in unicode.

       -U     Write resource output in unicode formatted messagetable(s).

       -v     Show all supported codepages and languages.

       -V     Print version end exit.

       -W     Enable pedantic warnings.


       The original syntax is extended to support codepages more  smoothly.  Normally,  codepages
       are  based  on the DOS-codepage from the language setting. The original syntax only allows
       the destination codepage to be set. However, this is not enough for non-DOS systems  which
       do not use unicode source-files.

       A  new  keyword Codepages is introduced to set both input and output codepages to anything
       one wants for each language. The syntax is similar to the other constructs:

       Codepages '=' '(' language '=' cpin ':' cpout ... ')'

       The language is the numerical  language-ID  or  the  alias  set  with  LanguageNames.  The
       input-codepage cpin and output-codepage cpout are the numerical codepage-IDs. There can be
       multiple mapping within the definition and the definition may occur more than once.


       wmc was written by Bertho A. Stultiens.


       The message compiler should be able to have multiple inputfiles and combine them into  one
       outputfile. This would enable the splitting of languages into separate files.

       Unicode  detection  of  the  input  is  suboptimal,  to say the least. It should recognize
       byte-order-marks (BOM) and decide what to do.

       Decimal output is completely lacking. Don't know whether it should be implemented  because
       it is a, well, non-informative format change. It is recognized on the commandline for some
       form of compatibility.


       wmc is part of the  wine  distribution,  which  is  available  through  WineHQ,  the  wine
       development headquarters, at


       wine(1), wrc(1)