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GENRB(1) ICU 55.1 Manual GENRB(1)


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 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 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.

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.

ICU_DATA Specifies the directory containing ICU data. Defaults to
${prefix}/share/icu/55.1/. 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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ICU MANPAGE 16 April 2002 GENRB(1)