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Administration Guide

Deriving Locales in Application Programs

Locales are specific to UNIX-based operating systems. There are two locales:

When your program is started, it gets a default C locale. It does not get a copy of the environment locale. Your program has a few choices:

How DB2 Derives Locales

With UNIX, the active locale used by DB2 is determined from the LC_CTYPE portion of the locale. For details, see the NLS documentation for your operating system.

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