What is locale?

  • (noun): The scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting).
    Synonyms: venue, locus


In computing, a locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier.

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Some articles on locale:

Bayas (Castrillón) - Populations
... Infiesta (locale) 43.569402° - 6.020905° 34 inhabitants ... Muniellas (El Camín de Muniellas in Asturian) (locale) 0 inhabitants ... Navalón (locale) 43.572503° - 6.030425° 32 inhabitants ...
C Localization Functions - Example
... #include #include #include int main(void) { /* Locale is set to "C" before this ... This call sets it to the "current locale" by reading environment variables */ setlocale(LC_ALL, "") const struct lconv * const currentlocale ...
C Localization Functions - Criticism
... This means that in a given program all operations involving a locale can use only one locale at a time ... implement programs that use more than one locale ... The result is that a saved file in one locale will not be readable in another locale, or not be readable at all due to assumptions such as "numbers end ...
Locale - Specifics For Microsoft Platforms
... The locale identifier (LCID) for unmanaged code on Microsoft Windows is a number such as 1033 for English (United States) or 1041 for Japanese (Japan) ... with Windows Vista, new functions that use BCP 47 locale names have been introduced to replace nearly all LCID-based APIs ...