Need help understanding locales

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Mar 28 20:59:08 PST 2002

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 08:47:01PM -0600, Marc S. Jensen wrote:
> Can someone explain (or point to an explanation) how the files in
> /usr/share/i18n/locales, /usr/share/locale, and /usr/lib/locale all fit?

You may want to start reading the Glibc info pages. Run:
	info libc

(yes 'libc' not 'glibc')

Scroll down a bit until the cursor is on the line saying:
	* Locales::

Hit the Enter key and start reading. It should give you a clearer idea how
it all works. It's a bit technical so if you don't understand something,
please don't hestitate to ask for clarification.

Gerard Beekmans

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