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localedef - define locale environment

SYNOPSIS

localedef [-c] [-f charmap] [-i sourcefile] localename

DESCRIPTION

The localedef utility converts source definitions for locale categories into a format usable by the functions and utilities whose operational behaviour is determined by the setting of the locale environment variables; see environ.5

The utility reads source definitions for one or more locale categories belonging to the same locale from the file named in the -i option (if specified) or from standard input.

Each category source definition is identified by the corresponding environment variable name and terminated by an END category-name statement. The following categories are supported.

LC_CTYPE
Defines character classification and case conversion.
LC_COLLATE
Defines collation rules.
LC_MONETARY
Defines the format and symbols used in formatting of monetary information.
LC_NUMERIC
Defines the decimal delimiter, grouping and grouping symbol for non-monetary numeric editing.
LC_TIME
Defines the format and content of date and time information.
LC_MESSAGES
Defines the format and values of affirmative and negative responses.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:
-c
Create permanent output even if warning messages have been issued.
-f charmap
Specify the pathname of a file containing a mapping of character symbols and collating element symbols to actual character encodings. This option must be specified if symbolic names (other than collating symbols defined in a collating-symbol keyword) are used. If the -f option is not present, the default character mapping will be used.
-i sourcefile
The path name of a file containing the source definitions. If this option is not present, source definitions will be read from standard input.

OPERANDS

The following operand is supported:
localename
Identifies the locale. If the name contains one or more slash characters, localename will be interpreted as a path name where the created locale definitions will be stored. This capability may be restricted to users with appropriate privileges. (As a consequence of specifying one localename, although several categories can be processed in one execution, only categories belonging to the same locale can be processed.)

OUTPUT

For each locale category specified in localename, localedef will create the following files:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Category              File                      Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
LC_CTYPE      localename.chrtbl         binary data containing charac­
                                        ter classification information
              localename.chrtbl.c       C  language source file, to be
                                        used by programmers as needed
              localename.charmap        character mapping file
LC_COLLATE    localename.collate        collation information used  by
                                        runtime collation library rou­
                                        tines
              localename.collate.hash   hashed collation information
LC_MESSAGES   localename.message.msg    binary message catalogue  file
                                        used by nl_langinfo()
              localename.message        source message catalogue file
LC_NUMERIC    localename.numeric        binary numeric information for
                                        numeric category
LC_TIME       localename.time           text file containing  informa­
                                        tion  used  by  strftime() and
                                        nl_langinfo()
LC_MONETARY   localename.monetary       binary  monetary   information
                                        used    by    strftime()   and
                                        nl_langinfo()

The files created by localedef should be renamed as follows:

localename.chrtbl
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_CTYPE/ctype
localename.charmap
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_CTYPE/charmap
localename.collate
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/CollTable
localename.collate.hash
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/CollTable.hash
localename.message.msg
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_MESSAGES/SUNW_OST_LINFO
localename.numeric
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_NUMERIC/numeric
localename.time
/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_TIME/time

ENVIRONMENT

See environ.5 for definitions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of localedef: LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:
0
No errors occurred and the locales were successfully created.
1
Warnings occurred and the locales were successfully created.
2
The locale specification exceeded implementation limits or the coded character set or sets used were not supported by the implementation, and no locale was created.
3
The capability to create new locales is not supported by the implementation.
>3
Warnings or errors occurred and no output was created.

If an error is detected, no permanent output will be created.

SEE ALSO

locale.1 nl_langinfo.3c strftime.3c charmap.5 environ.5 locale.5

WARNINGS

If warnings occur, permanent output will be created if the -c option was specified. The following conditions will cause warning messages to be issued:


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