Locale Setting

BC Project: FY19-01
Date of Policy: 02 Sep 2020
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2020 (see Revision Log)

A locale is a set of language and cultural rules on a computer system. These cover aspects such as language for messages, different character sets, lexicographic conventions, and so on. A program needs to be able to determine its locale and act accordingly in order to improve portability. One of the more obvious effects of a locale setting is the order in which file name listings and other character strings are sorted.

Each system sets a default locale that applies to all user login and runtime environments. In order to provide standard locale behavior, the participating centers shall set the user environment locale to the "en_US.UTF-8" value on all user-accessible nodes of the individual systems.

This policy applies to systems beginning with the Technology Insertion 2019 (TI-19) acquisition. Adherence to the policy is optional for systems from earlier acquisitions.


Revision Log
Date Revision
02 Sep 2020Initial version