ICU - International Components for Unicode

Release date: 
Monday, 14 March, 2016



Today's software market is a global one in which it is desirable to develop and maintain one application (single source/single binary) that supports a wide variety of languages. The International Components for Unicode (ICU) libraries provide robust and full-featured Unicode services on a wide variety of platforms to help this design goal. The ICU libraries provide support for:

  • The latest version of the Unicode standard
  • Character set conversions with support for over 220 codepages
  • Locale data for more than 300 locales
  • Language sensitive text collation (sorting) and searching based on the Unicode Collation Algorithm (=ISO 14651)
  • Regular expression matching and Unicode sets
  • Transformations for normalization, upper/lowercase, script transliterations (50+ pairs)
  • Resource bundles for storing and accessing localized information
  • Date/Number/Message formatting and parsing of culture specific input/output formats
  • Calendar specific date and time manipulation
  • Complex text layout for Arabic, Hebrew, Indic and Thai
  • Text boundary analysis for finding characters, word and sentence boundaries

ICU has a sister project ICU4J that extends the internationalization capabilities of Java to a level similar to ICU. The ICU C/C++ project is also called ICU4C when a distinction is necessary.

Licensed under ICU License - ICU 1.8.1 and later.

This software is distributed as RPM package.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

icu-debuginfo-68.1-1.oc00 (10/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable
icu-68.1-1.oc00 (10/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable
changelog * Tue Dec 08 2020 68.1-1 - updated to version 68.1
libicu-68.1-1.oc00 (10/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable
libicu-devel-68.1-1.oc00 (10/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable (note: development files, not needed by the end user)
libicu-doc-68.1-1.oc00 (10/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable
libicu-legacy-4.2.1-2.oc00 (06/03/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Record updated last time on: 22/10/2021 - 19:44

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