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coll: a sample program which compares 2 strings with a user-defined collator.
This sample demonstrates
Creating a user-defined collator
Comparing 2 string using the collator created
coll.c Main source file
coll.sln Windows MSVC workspace. Double-click this to get started.
coll.vcproj Windows MSVC project file
To Build coll on Windows
1. Install and build ICU
2. In MSVC, open the workspace file icu\samples\coll\coll.sln
3. Choose a Debug or Release build.
4. Build.
To Run on Windows
1. Start a command shell window
2. Add ICU's bin directory to the path, e.g.
set PATH=c:\icu\bin;%PATH%
(Use the path to where ever ICU is on your system.)
3. cd into the coll directory, e.g.
cd c:\icu\source\samples\coll\debug
4. Run it
coll [options*] -source source_string -target target_string
To Build on Unixes
1. Build ICU. coll is built automatically by default unless samples are turned off.
Specify an ICU install directory when running configure,
using the --prefix option. The steps to build ICU will look something
like this:
cd <icu directory>/source
runConfigureICU <platform-name> --prefix <icu install directory> [other options]
gmake all
2. Install ICU,
gmake install
To Run on Unixes
cd <icu directory>/source/samples/coll
gmake check
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<icu install directory>/lib:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Note: The name of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable is different on some systems.
If in doubt, run the sample using "gmake check", and note the name of
the variable that is used there. LD_LIBRARY_PATH is the correct name
for Linux and Solaris.