.TH PCRE_MAKETABLES 3 .SH NAME PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions .SH SYNOPSIS .rs .sp .B #include <pcre.h> .PP .SM .B const unsigned char *pcre_maketables(void); . .SH DESCRIPTION .rs .sp This function builds a set of character tables for character values less than 256. These can be passed to \fBpcre_compile()\fP to override PCRE's internal, built-in tables (which were made by \fBpcre_maketables()\fP when PCRE was compiled). You might want to do this if you are using a non-standard locale. The function yields a pointer to the tables. .P There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the .\" HREF \fBpcreapi\fP .\" page and a description of the POSIX API in the .\" HREF \fBpcreposix\fP .\" page.