genrb(1)



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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 direc-
              tory 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 des-
              tination 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  exam-
              ple,  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 charac-
       ters, expressed as  a  standard  POSIX  regular  expression:  [a-z]|[A-
       Z]|[0-9]|_| |+|-|*|/.  This is the set which is guaranteed to be avail-
       able regardless of code page.

ENVIRONMENT
       ICU_DATA  Specifies the directory  containing  ICU  data.  Defaults  to
                 ${prefix}/share/icu/57.1/.   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
       57.1

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

SEE ALSO
       derb(1)
       pkgdata(1)

ICU MANPAGE                      16 April 2002                        GENRB(1)

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