CLDR Resolver tool

General Notes

Memory and CPU Usage
This tool requires a fairly high-end computer to run quickly.  On modern hardware, you should expect it to take at least half an hour per run, and at least 1.5 hours to run the test suite (not part of a normal run).  Due to fairly aggressive caching in use in the CLDR Java libraries, this tool uses a lot of memory.  In order for the tool to work, you will need to increase the maximum heap space allocated to the JVM to avoid OutOfMemoryErrors.  We recommend 2500M for normal runs and 3500M for test runs (though you can likely get away with less, these values will definitely work).  This can be set with the JVM command-line parameter -Xmx<size> (e.g., -Xmx2500M).

Command-Line Usage

[-l|--locale <localeregex>]
This option allows you to specify a regular expression matching the locales that you want to output
Default: .*
Example: -l en.*|de_DE
Destination Directory
[-d|--destdir <destination-directory>]
This option allows you to specify a directory where the resolved .xml files will be output.
Default: Current working directory
Example: -d /home/username/cldr-resolved
Source Directory
[-s|--sourcedir <source-directory>]
This option specifies where the standard CLDR XML files are located.  This should be set to the common/main directory of the standard CLDR distribution.  If not specified, it will default to the CLDR_DIR environment variable (which can be specified to the JRE with -DCLDR_DIR=value).
Note: If this environment variable is not set, this parameter is required.
Default: Value of CLDR_DIR environment variable
Example: -s /home/username/cldr/common/main
Resolution Type
[-r|--resolutiontype <simple|full|nocode>]
This option allows you to specify the type of resolution that will be performed.  The following options (and given aliases) are accepted:
  • Simple Inheritance
    • Description
    • Aliases: s, simple, simpleinheritance, simple-inheritance, p, partial
  • Fully-Resolved
    • Description: One file per locale.  Everything including the kitchen sink.  This eliminates all aliases and inheritance from the CLDR structure, and 
    • Aliases: f, full, fully, fullyresolved, fully-resolved
  • Fully-Resolved without code-fallback
    • Description
    • Aliases: n, nc, nocode, no-code, nocodefallback, no-code-fallback

Draft Status
[-m|--mindraftstatus <unconfirmed|provisional|contributed|approved>]
This option allows you to specify the minimum draft status from which to return results.  Draft statuses may be identified by any shortening of the name by truncation (e.g., u, prov, contrib, ap...)
Note: The default is not specified in the tool, but is an artifact of the implementation of CLDRFile.Factory.  If the default draft status in CLDRFile is changed, this will change accordingly.  However, it is currently set to unconfirmed.
Default: unconfirmed
Example: -m approved
[-v|--verbosity <0|1|2|3|4|5>]
This option allows you to specify the verbosity level of the tool's output.  0 will output nothing, 1 will output errors only, 2 is fairly minimal output, 3 - 4 increase output slightly, and 5 will flood your terminal with every single path/value pair processed by the tool.
Example-v 0

Using the Output

Only relevant for Simple Inheritance: Due to the fact that the tool rewrites parenting relationships, a situation may occur where a value (or rather an XPath) does not occur in a child locale or any of its parents in the original CLDR data, but does occur in the truncation parent. (This can happen when the truncation parent is not the normal parent, e.g., zh_Hant's truncation parent is zh but its CLDR parent is root.)

To handle this situation while still maintaining the inheritance structure, the tool inserts a bogus "no value" entry at that XPath.  This value will be "\uFFFDNO_VALUE\uFFFD", where "\uFFFD" represents the Unicode character U+FFFD.  This value will always be exactly this string, and when using the data, you should ensure that this value is never used as valid data.