[ILUG-BOM] New locale setitngs

Keyur Shroff keyur@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Sep 6 22:01:03 IST 2001


>    Does any body know how to set up an entirely new locale for the system.

localedef will help you setting up a new locale in C library.

man localedef
localedef --help

If you want to create new locale in X then write locale definations in
file
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/<locale name>/XLC_LOCALE

e.g.,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/hi_IN.UTF-8/XLC_LOCALE

The easiest way to set up a new locale is to copy an existing one and
then add/modify content to suit your need.

> What does glibc do ?
glibc is a set of header files (e.g., stdio.h) and library files that
are needed to write and compile applications on your system. It also
contains compiled C locale definations.

- Keyur





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