Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide

Locale and Character Set

A help volume's default language and character set can be defined as an entity in the helplang.ent file. To specify a complete locale name, combine the language and territory name with the character set name using this syntax:


For a description of the helplang.ent file, see "helplang.ent File".


If the locale is not specified in the helplang.ent file, then the value is derived from the value of the LANG environment variable.