locale.alias(5)locale.alias(5)NAMElocale.alias - Locale name alias data base
The locale.alias database file (/etc/locale.alias) is used by the
locale command and the X Window System It describes aliases for the
locales, with each line being of the form
Where <localename> is in the POSIX format: xx_YY.CHARSET. The first
two letters xx are the ISO-639 Language code,
the next two YY are the ISO-3166 Country code, and the Charset is one
of the character sets (listed in /usr/share/i18n/charsets ). The
aliases can be free text; they are normally the English language name,
or simpler versions of the POSIX locale name.
Lines beginning with Hash ("#") are treated as comments and ignored.
SEE ALSOlocale(1), localedef(1), locale-gen(8), locale.gen(5)AUTHOR
Alastair McKinstry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian GNU/Linux January 2002 locale.alias(5)