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Old 05-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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trouble grokking LOCALE


Hi,

Can anybody explain what exactly this LOCALE "thing" is?

In the beginning I though it was a single environmental variable that some applications set.

Then I saw that it might represent several environmental variables dealing with keyboard, currency and date conventions etc.

I got to thinking that it was user account dependent rather than application dependent.

Dos anybody have a short explanation of it?
 
Old 05-04-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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Hi stabu,
take a look at the locale(1) man page. It contains a basic description of what the locale environmental variables are for.
The really short version is: A locale is the definition of the subset of a user's environment that depends on language and cultural conventions.

Hope this answers your question,
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