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locale(1)							     locale(1)

       locale - get locale-specific (NLS) information

       name ...

       The  command  displays  information  about  the current locale or about
       available locales.

       When invoked without arguments, displays the name and actual or implied
       value  of each of the locale-related environment variables in the order
       shown below, one per line:

       An actual value is the value the variable actually has  in  the	user's
       environment.   An  implied  value  is derived from the value of another
       variable.  Implied values are  displayed	 enclosed  in  double  quotes,
       while actual values are unquoted.

       The  determination of implied values is that if the variable is present
       and has a non-null value, that is the actual value for and all  of  the
       other variables take its value as an implied value.  If is not set, all
       of the variables that are set are shown with their value as  an	actual
       value.  Any that have no value are shown with the value of the environ‐
       ment variable as their implied value.  is displayed as  if  it  has  no
       value.  If is set to NULL or to an invalid string, all of the variables
       are set to the default "C" locale.

       The value of has precedence over any one of the	environment  variables
       and If environment variables are not defined, provides the default. See
       catopen(3C) for more details.

       The command can take multiple arguments, which may be  locale  category
       names,  locale  keywords,  or the special word (see localedef(1M) for a
       description of locale keywords and charmaps).  If an argument is a key‐
       word, the value associated with that keyword in the current environment
       is displayed and possibly  other	 information,  depending  on  selected
       options.	  If  an  argument is a category name (i.e., the values of all
       keywords defined in that category are displayed.	 If an argument is the
       special	word the charmap file (if any) that was used in the definition
       of the current locale is displayed.

       Non-printable characters are printed as hexadecimal values in the form,

       except that if a different escape character has been  defined  for  the
       locale, it is displayed instead of the "\".

       The following options are available:

	      List all available locales.
			These  are  the possible meaningful values that can be
			assigned to or any of the  variables  on  the  system.
			They  are  dependent  upon  which  locales  have  been
			installed on the system.  By default on a PA-RISC sys‐
			tem, the locales in are listed.	 By default on an Ita‐
			nium(R)-based system, the locales in are listed.  This
			option takes 32 (for ILP32, 32-bit int, long, pointer,
			32-bit offset) or 64 (for LP64, 64-bit long,  pointer,
			64-bit offset) as its argument.

			Display	 32-bit	 locales for PA-RISC and Itanium-based

			Display 32-bit locales for PA-RISC  and	 Itanium-based

			Display only 64-bit locales on 64-bit systems.
				  If  executed	on  a  32-bit system, an error
				  message is returned.

	      List Itanium-based system 32-bit locales,	 Itanium-based	system
			locales,  PA-RISC  32-bit  locales  and PA-RISC 64-bit
			locales available on the system.

	      Display a list of available charmap files on the system.
			See localedef(1M) for a definition  of	charmap	 files
			and their usage.

	      Display names of locale categories that have been selected
			either	explicitly  or	by  giving a keyword contained
			therein.  This option may be used with the option.

	      Display names of keywords that have been selected
			either explicitly or  by  providing  their  containing
			category as an argument.  Keyword names and values are
			displayed as:


			Without the option, only  the  values  are  displayed.
			This option can be used with the option.

	      Display  32-bit  PA-RISC locales. (Option available only on Ita‐
	      nium-based systems.)

	      Display 64-bit PA-RISC locales. (Option available only  on  Ita‐
	      nium-based systems.)

	      name	Specify	 the  locale category name, locale keyword, or
			the special word

   Environment Variables
       provides a default value for the	 internationalization  variables  that
       are  unset  or null. If is unset or null, the default value of "C" (see
       lang(5)) is used.  If any of the	 internationalization  variables  con‐
       tains  an  invalid  setting, will behave as if all internationalization
       variables are set to "C".  See environ(5).

       when set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all other
       internationalization variables.

       determines the interpretation of text as single and/or multi-byte char‐
       acters, the classification of characters as printable, and the  charac‐
       ters matched by character class expressions in regular expressions.

       determines the locale that should be used to affect the format and con‐
       tent of diagnostic messages written to standard error, and  informative
       messages written to standard output.

       determines the location of message catalog for the processing of

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

       The command exits with one of the following values:

	      All requested information was found and displayed successfully.

	      An  error	 occurred in either finding or displaying the informa‐

       If the locale environment variables are set as:

       the command:

       gives the following output:

       The command:


       If is set to and no other locale variables are set, the command:


       which correspond to the keywords decimal_point,	thousands_sep,	group‐
       ing, and alt_digit.

       localedef(1M),  catopen(3C),  localeconv(3C),  nl_langinfo(3C),	setlo‐
       cale(3C), charmap(4), localedef(4), environ(5), lang(5).


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