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List of data in a database directory.

12 Jan 2011
mdbDir(5) The m17n Library mdbDir(5)


mdbDir - List of data in a database directory.


The m17n library loads a list of definitions of data of the m17n database from files of name 'mdb.dir' in each database directory at initialization time. The plist format of this file is as follows: MDB-DIR ::= DEFINITION * DEFINITION ::= '(' TAG0 [ TAG1 [ TAG2 [ TAG3 ] ] ] FILE [ VERSION ]')' TAGn ::= SYMBOL FILE ::= MTEXT VERSION ::= MTEXT If TAG0 is neither `charset' nor `char-table', and TAGn (n > 0) is a symbol `*', FILE can contain a wildcard charater, and all files matching FILE accoding to the rules used by the shell are the target of database files. In that case, each file must contain SELF-DEFINITION which is a plist element providing the actual TAGn values by the form: SELF-DEFINITION ::= '(' TAG0 TAG1 TAG2 TAG3 [ VERSION ] ')' For instance, if a database directory contains these files: zh-py.mim: (input-method zh py) ko-han2.mim: (input-method ko han2) these lines in 'mdb.dir': (input-method zh py "zh-py.mim") (input-method ko han2 "ko-han2.mim") can be shortened to this single line: (input-method * "*.mim") VERSION is a required version number of the m17n library. The format is 'XX.YY.ZZ' where XX is a major version number, YY is a minor version number, and ZZ is a patch level.
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