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       genrb - compile a resource bundle


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


       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

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


       -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.


       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.


       ICU_DATA  Specifies the directory  containing  ICU  data.  Defaults  to
                 ${prefix}/share/icu/4.2.1/.   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.




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