ICU-69.1

Introduction to ICU

The International Components for Unicode (ICU) package is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications. ICU is widely portable and gives applications the same results on all platforms.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

ICU Dependencies

Optional

LLVM-12.0.1 (with Clang), and Doxygen-1.9.2 (for documentation)

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/icu

Installation of ICU

[Note]

Note

If clang++ is available, it will be used in the mistaken belief that g++ might not support C++11, even though configure has tested for that. If using g++ there will be an unnecessary warning at the end of configure. Building with g++ also takes longer than the estimated SBU shown.

Install ICU by running the following commands:

cd source                                    &&

./configure --prefix=/usr                    &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: derb, escapesrc, genbrk, genccode, gencfu, gencmn, gencnval, gendict, gennorm2, genrb, gensprep, icu-config, icuinfo, icupkg, makeconv, pkgdata, and uconv
Installed Libraries: libicudata.so, libicui18n.so, libicuio.so, libicutest.so, libicutu.so, and libicuuc.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/unicode, /usr/lib/icu, and /usr/share/icu

Short Descriptions

derb

disassembles a resource bundle

escapesrc

converts \u escaped characters into unicode characters

genbrk

compiles ICU break iteration rules source files into binary data files

genccode

generates C or platform specific assembly code from an ICU data file

gencfu

reads in Unicode confusable character definitions and writes out the binary data

gencmn

generates an ICU memory-mappable data file

gencnval

compiles the converter's aliases file

gendict

compiles word lists into ICU string trie dictionaries

gennorm2

builds binary data files with Unicode normalization data

genrb

compiles a resource bundle

gensprep

compiles StringPrep data from filtered RFC 3454 files

icu-config

outputs ICU build options

icuinfo

outputs configuration information about the current ICU

icupkg

extracts or modifies an ICU .dat archive

makeconv

compiles a converter table

pkgdata

packages data for use by ICU

uconv

converts data from one encoding to another

libicudata.so

is the data library

libicui18n.so

is the internationalization (i18n) library

libicuio.so

is the ICU I/O (unicode stdio) library

libicutest.so

is the test library

libicutu.so

is the tool utility library

libicuuc.so

is the common library

Last updated on Thu Aug 26 20:02:59 2021