Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: January 2002
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locale.alias - Locale name alias data base
The locale.alias database file (/etc/locale.alias) is used by the
command and the
X Window System
It describes aliases for the locales, with each line being of the
Where <localename> is in the POSIX format: xx_YY.CHARSET.
The first two letters xx are the ISO-639 Language code,
the next two YY are the ISO-3166 Country code,
and the Charset is one of the character sets (listed in
The aliases can be free text; they are normally the English language
name, or simpler versions of the POSIX locale name.
Lines beginning with Hash ("#") are treated as comments and ignored.
locale(1), localedef(1), locale-gen(8), locale.gen(5)
Alastair McKinstry <email@example.com>
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