International Language Environments Guide

C Locale – the Default Locale

The C locale, also known as the POSIX locale, is the POSIX system default locale for all POSIX-compliant systems. The Oracle Solaris operating system is a POSIX system. The Single UNIX Specification, Version 3, defines the C locale. Register to read and download the specification at:

You can specify that your internationalized programs run in the C locale, in one of two ways:

To check the current locale settings in a terminal environment, run the locale(1) command.

system% locale