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NAME

       genrb - compile a resource bundle

SYNOPSIS

       genrb [ -h, -?, --help ] [ -V, --version ] [ -v, --verbose ] [ -e, --encoding encoding ] [
       -j, --write-java [ encoding ] ] [ -s, --sourcedir source ] [ -d, --destdir destination ] [
       -i, --icudatadir directory ] bundle ...

DESCRIPTION

       genrb converts the resource bundle source files passed on the command line to their binary
       form or to a Java source file for use with ICU4J.  The resulting binary files have a  .res
       extension  while resource bundle source files typically have a .txt extension. Java source
       files have a java extension and follow the ICU4J naming conventions.

       It is customary to name the resource bundles by their locale name, i.e.  to  use  a  local
       identifier for the bundle filename, e.g.  ja_JP.txt for Japanese (Japan) data, or root.txt
       for the root bundle.  In any case, genrb will produce a file whose base name is  the  name
       of the locale found in the resource file, not the base name of the resource file itself.

       The binary files can be read directly by ICU, or used by pkgdata(1) for incorporation into
       a larger archive or library.

OPTIONS

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

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

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

       -e, --encoding encoding
              Set the encoding used to read input files to encoding.  The default encoding is the
              invariant  (subset  of  ASCII  or  EBCDIC)  codepage  for  the  system (see section
              INVARIANT  CHARACTERS).   The  encodings  UTF-8,   UTF-16BE,   and   UTF-16LE   are
              automatically detected if a byte order mark (BOM) is present.

       -j, --write-java [ encoding ]
              Generate  a  Java source code for use with ICU4J. An optional encoding for the Java
              file can be given.

       -s, --sourcedir source
              Set the source directory to source.  The default source directory is  specified  by
              the  environment  variable  ICU_DATA,  or  the  location  set when ICU was built if
              ICU_DATA is not set.

       -d, --destdir destination
              Set the destination directory to destination.  The default destination directory is
              specified  by the environment variable ICU_DATA or is the location set when ICU was
              built if ICU_DATA is not set.

       -i, --icudatadir directory
              Look for any necessary ICU data files in directory.  For example,  when  processing
              collation  overrides,  the  file ucadata.dat must be located.  The default ICU data
              directory is specified by the environment variable ICU_DATA.

INVARIANT CHARACTERS

       The invariant character set consists of the following set of characters,  expressed  as  a
       standard  POSIX  regular expression: [a-z]|[A-Z]|[0-9]|_| |+|-|*|/.  This is the set which
       is guaranteed to be available regardless of code page.

ENVIRONMENT

       ICU_DATA  Specifies    the    directory    containing    ICU     data.     Defaults     to
                 ${prefix}/share/icu/52.1/.   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.

VERSION

       52.1

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2000-2002 IBM, Inc. and others.

SEE ALSO

       derb(1)
       pkgdata(1)