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1.  Introduction

Oracle Solaris and the Global Market

Internationalization and Localization Overview

What Is a Locale?

C Locale

Locale Categories

Core Locales

Behavior Affected by Locales

Time Formats

Date Formats

Number Formats

International Monetary Formats

Language Word and Letter Differences

Word Delimiters

Sort Order

Character Sets

Western European Alphabets

Japanese Text

Korean Text

Thai Text

Chinese Text

Hebrew Text

Hindi Text

Keyboard Differences

Differences in Paper Sizes

2.  Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support

3.  Working with Languages and Locales

4.  Desktop Keyboard Preferences and Input Methods

5.  Configuring Fonts

6.  Advanced Topics

A.  Available Locales


Oracle Solaris and the Global Market

The Oracle Solaris OS is an internationalized operating system based on the latest international standards, such as Unicode 6.0. Users around the world can work with the system in their language and with their regional preferences. Oracle Solaris includes support for over 60 languages in about 100 different territories, totalling about 250 different locales. About 140 locales are based on Unicode, and support for various legacy locales based on ISO8859, EUC, and other codesets is still available. Unicode and legacy locales are described in detail in Chapter 2, Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support. The following sections provide an overview of internationalization and localization, and explains the concept of locales.