3.40. Locale

Sets the special locale array. Tries to use POSIX setlocale based on the value of itself, then tries to accept a custom setting with the proper definitions of mon_decimal_point, thousands_sep, and frac_digits, which are the the only international settings required. Default, if not set, is to use US-English settings.

Example of the custom setting:

   Locale     custom mon_decimal_point , mon_thousands_sep . frac_digits 0

Example of POSIX setlocale for France, if properly aliased:

   Locale     fr

See setlocale(3) for more information. If embedded Perl code is used to sort search returns, the setlocale() will carry through to string collation.

See Internationalization.