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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY icu-download-http
8 "http://download.icu-project.org/files/icu4c/&icu-version;/icu4c-&icu-dl-version;-src.tgz">
9 <!ENTITY icu-download-ftp " ">
10 <!ENTITY icu-md5sum "b73baa6fbdfef197608d1f69300919b9">
11 <!ENTITY icu-size "23 MB">
12 <!ENTITY icu-buildsize "294 MB (additional 25 MB for the tests)">
13 <!ENTITY icu-time "1.2 SBU (additional 1.5 SBU for the tests)">
14]>
15
16<sect1 id="icu" xreflabel="ICU-&icu-version;">
17 <?dbhtml filename="icu.html"?>
18
19 <sect1info>
20 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
21 <date>$Date$</date>
22 </sect1info>
23
24 <title>ICU-&icu-version;</title>
25
26 <indexterm zone="icu">
27 <primary sortas="a-ICU">ICU</primary>
28 </indexterm>
29
30 <sect2 role="package">
31 <title>Introduction to ICU</title>
32
33 <para>
34 The <application>International Components for Unicode</application> (ICU)
35 package is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ libraries providing Unicode
36 and Globalization support for software applications.
37 <application>ICU</application> is widely portable and gives applications
38 the same results on all platforms.
39 </para>
40
41 &lfs76_checked;
42
43 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
44 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
45 <listitem>
46 <para>
47 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&icu-download-http;"/>
48 </para>
49 </listitem>
50 <listitem>
51 <para>
52 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&icu-download-ftp;"/>
53 </para>
54 </listitem>
55 <listitem>
56 <para>
57 Download MD5 sum: &icu-md5sum;
58 </para>
59 </listitem>
60 <listitem>
61 <para>
62 Download size: &icu-size;
63 </para>
64 </listitem>
65 <listitem>
66 <para>
67 Estimated disk space required: &icu-buildsize;
68 </para>
69 </listitem>
70 <listitem>
71 <para>
72 Estimated build time: &icu-time;
73 </para>
74 </listitem>
75 </itemizedlist>
76
77 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">ICU Dependencies</bridgehead>
78
79 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
80 <para role="optional">
81 <xref linkend="llvm"/> (with Clang)
82 </para>
83
84 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
85 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/icu"/>
86 </para>
87 </sect2>
88
89 <sect2 role="installation">
90 <title>Installation of ICU</title>
91
92 <para>
93 Install <application>ICU</application> by running the following commands:
94 </para>
95
96<screen><userinput>cd source &amp;&amp;
97CXX=g++ ./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
98make</userinput></screen>
99
100 <para>
101 To test the results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
102 </para>
103
104 <para>
105 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
106 </para>
107
108<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
109 </sect2>
110
111 <sect2 role="commands">
112 <title>Command Explanations</title>
113
114 <para>
115 <envar>CXX=g++</envar>: This environment variable forces use of
116 <command>g++</command> compiler since building with
117 <command>clang++</command> is currently broken.
118 </para>
119
120 </sect2>
121
122 <sect2 role="content">
123 <title>Contents</title>
124
125 <segmentedlist>
126 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
127 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
128 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
129
130 <seglistitem>
131 <seg>
132 derb, genbrk, genccode, gencfu, gencmn, gencnval, gendict, gennorm2,
133 genrb, gensprep, icu-config, icuinfo, icupkg, makeconv, pkgdata and
134 uconv
135 </seg>
136 <seg>
137 libicudata.so, libicui18n.so, libicuio.so, libicule.so, libiculx.so,
138 libicutest.so, libicutu.so and libicuuc.so
139 </seg>
140 <seg>
141 /usr/include/layout,
142 /usr/include/unicode,
143 /usr/lib/icu and
144 /usr/share/icu
145 </seg>
146 </seglistitem>
147 </segmentedlist>
148
149 <variablelist>
150 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
151 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
152 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
153
154 <varlistentry id="derb">
155 <term><command>derb</command></term>
156 <listitem>
157 <para>
158 disassembles a resource bundle.
159 </para>
160 <indexterm zone="icu derb">
161 <primary sortas="b-derb">derb</primary>
162 </indexterm>
163 </listitem>
164 </varlistentry>
165
166 <varlistentry id="genbrk">
167 <term><command>genbrk</command></term>
168 <listitem>
169 <para>
170 compiles ICU break iteration rules source files into binary data
171 files.
172 </para>
173 <indexterm zone="icu genbrk">
174 <primary sortas="b-genbrk">genbrk</primary>
175 </indexterm>
176 </listitem>
177 </varlistentry>
178
179 <varlistentry id="genccode">
180 <term><command>genccode</command></term>
181 <listitem>
182 <para>
183 generates C or platform specific assembly code from an ICU data
184 file.
185 </para>
186 <indexterm zone="icu genccode">
187 <primary sortas="b-genccode">genccode</primary>
188 </indexterm>
189 </listitem>
190 </varlistentry>
191
192 <varlistentry id="gencfu">
193 <term><command>gencfu</command></term>
194 <listitem>
195 <para>
196 reads in Unicode confusable character definitions and writes out the
197 binary data.
198 </para>
199 <indexterm zone="icu gencfu">
200 <primary sortas="b-gencfu">gencfu</primary>
201 </indexterm>
202 </listitem>
203 </varlistentry>
204
205 <varlistentry id="gencmn">
206 <term><command>gencmn</command></term>
207 <listitem>
208 <para>
209 generates an ICU memory-mappable data file.
210 </para>
211 <indexterm zone="icu gencmn">
212 <primary sortas="b-gencmn">gencmn</primary>
213 </indexterm>
214 </listitem>
215 </varlistentry>
216
217 <varlistentry id="gencnval">
218 <term><command>gencnval</command></term>
219 <listitem>
220 <para>
221 compiles the converter's aliases file.
222 </para>
223 <indexterm zone="icu gencnval">
224 <primary sortas="b-gencnval">gencnval</primary>
225 </indexterm>
226 </listitem>
227 </varlistentry>
228
229 <varlistentry id="gendict">
230 <term><command>gendict</command></term>
231 <listitem>
232 <para>
233 compiles word list into ICU string trie dictionary.
234 </para>
235 <indexterm zone="icu gendict">
236 <primary sortas="b-gendict">gendict</primary>
237 </indexterm>
238 </listitem>
239 </varlistentry>
240
241 <varlistentry id="genrb">
242 <term><command>genrb</command></term>
243 <listitem>
244 <para>
245 compiles a resource bundle.
246 </para>
247 <indexterm zone="icu genrb">
248 <primary sortas="b-genrb">genrb</primary>
249 </indexterm>
250 </listitem>
251 </varlistentry>
252
253 <varlistentry id="gensprep">
254 <term><command>gensprep</command></term>
255 <listitem>
256 <para>
257 compiles StringPrep data from filtered RFC 3454 files.
258 </para>
259 <indexterm zone="icu gensprep">
260 <primary sortas="b-gensprep">gensprep</primary>
261 </indexterm>
262 </listitem>
263 </varlistentry>
264
265 <varlistentry id="icu-config">
266 <term><command>icu-config</command></term>
267 <listitem>
268 <para>
269 outputs ICU build options.
270 </para>
271 <indexterm zone="icu icu-config">
272 <primary sortas="b-icu-config">icu-config</primary>
273 </indexterm>
274 </listitem>
275 </varlistentry>
276
277 <varlistentry id="icuinfo">
278 <term><command>icuinfo</command></term>
279 <listitem>
280 <para>
281 outputs configuration information about the current ICU.
282 </para>
283 <indexterm zone="icu icuinfo">
284 <primary sortas="b-icuinfo">icuinfo</primary>
285 </indexterm>
286 </listitem>
287 </varlistentry>
288
289 <varlistentry id="icupkg">
290 <term><command>icupkg</command></term>
291 <listitem>
292 <para>
293 extracts or modifies an ICU .dat archive.
294 </para>
295 <indexterm zone="icu icupkg">
296 <primary sortas="b-icupkg">icupkg</primary>
297 </indexterm>
298 </listitem>
299 </varlistentry>
300
301 <varlistentry id="makeconv">
302 <term><command>makeconv</command></term>
303 <listitem>
304 <para>
305 compiles a converter table.
306 </para>
307 <indexterm zone="icu makeconv">
308 <primary sortas="b-makeconv">makeconv</primary>
309 </indexterm>
310 </listitem>
311 </varlistentry>
312
313 <varlistentry id="pkgdata">
314 <term><command>pkgdata</command></term>
315 <listitem>
316 <para>
317 packages data for use by ICU.
318 </para>
319 <indexterm zone="icu pkgdata">
320 <primary sortas="b-pkgdata">pkgdata</primary>
321 </indexterm>
322 </listitem>
323 </varlistentry>
324
325 <varlistentry id="uconv">
326 <term><command>uconv</command></term>
327 <listitem>
328 <para>
329 converts data from one encoding to another.
330 </para>
331 <indexterm zone="icu uconv">
332 <primary sortas="b-uconv">uconv</primary>
333 </indexterm>
334 </listitem>
335 </varlistentry>
336
337 <varlistentry id="libicudata">
338 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicudata.so</filename></term>
339 <listitem>
340 <para>
341 is the data library.
342 </para>
343 <indexterm zone="icu libicudata">
344 <primary sortas="c-libicudata">libicudata.so</primary>
345 </indexterm>
346 </listitem>
347 </varlistentry>
348
349 <varlistentry id="libicui18n">
350 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicui18n.so</filename></term>
351 <listitem>
352 <para>
353 is the internationalization (i18n) library.
354 </para>
355 <indexterm zone="icu libicui18n">
356 <primary sortas="c-libicui18n">libicui18n.so</primary>
357 </indexterm>
358 </listitem>
359 </varlistentry>
360
361 <varlistentry id="libicuio">
362 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicuio.so</filename></term>
363 <listitem>
364 <para>
365 is the ICU I/O (unicode stdio) library.
366 </para>
367 <indexterm zone="icu libicuio">
368 <primary sortas="c-libicuio">libicuio.so</primary>
369 </indexterm>
370 </listitem>
371 </varlistentry>
372
373 <varlistentry id="libicule">
374 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicule.so</filename></term>
375 <listitem>
376 <para>
377 is the layout engine.
378 </para>
379 <indexterm zone="icu libicule">
380 <primary sortas="c-libicule">libicule.so</primary>
381 </indexterm>
382 </listitem>
383 </varlistentry>
384
385 <varlistentry id="libiculx">
386 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libiculx.so</filename></term>
387 <listitem>
388 <para>
389 is the layout extensions engine.
390 </para>
391 <indexterm zone="icu libiculx">
392 <primary sortas="c-libiculx">libiculx.so</primary>
393 </indexterm>
394 </listitem>
395 </varlistentry>
396
397 <varlistentry id="libicutest">
398 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicutest.so</filename></term>
399 <listitem>
400 <para>
401 is the test library.
402 </para>
403 <indexterm zone="icu libicutest">
404 <primary sortas="c-libicutest">libicutest.so</primary>
405 </indexterm>
406 </listitem>
407 </varlistentry>
408
409 <varlistentry id="libicutu">
410 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicutu.so</filename></term>
411 <listitem>
412 <para>
413 is the tool utility library.
414 </para>
415 <indexterm zone="icu libicutu">
416 <primary sortas="c-libicutu">libicutu.so</primary>
417 </indexterm>
418 </listitem>
419 </varlistentry>
420
421 <varlistentry id="libicuuc">
422 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libicuuc.so</filename></term>
423 <listitem>
424 <para>
425 is the common library.
426 </para>
427 <indexterm zone="icu libicuuc">
428 <primary sortas="c-libicuuc">libicuuc.so</primary>
429 </indexterm>
430 </listitem>
431 </varlistentry>
432
433 </variablelist>
434
435 </sect2>
436
437</sect1>
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