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NAME

nl_langinfo - language information

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Examples
See Also
Standards
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In langinfo.h char * nl_langinfo "nl_item item"

DESCRIPTION

The nl_langinfo function returns a pointer to a string containing information relevant to the particular language or cultural area defined in the program’s locale. The manifest constant names and values of item are defined in
.In langinfo.h .

Calls to setlocale with a category corresponding to the category of item, or to the category LC_ALL, may overwrite buffer pointed by the return value.

RETURN VALUES

In a locale where langinfo data is not defined, nl_langinfo returns a pointer to the corresponding string in the POSIX locale. In all locales, nl_langinfo returns a pointer to an empty string if item contains an invalid setting.

EXAMPLES

For example:

nl_langinfo(ABDAY_1)

would return a pointer to the string "Dom" if the identified language was Portuguese, and "Sun" if the identified language was English.

SEE ALSO

setlocale(3)

STANDARDS

HISTORY


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