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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Language and Codeset Support for UNIX Operating Systems

DB2 supports many code sets and locales without translating the messages for the corresponding languages. Supporting a locale means that you can create and use a database in that locale, but you may have to view all panels and messages in a different language, if translated messages are not available in DB2. For a complete list of locales supported, refer to the Administration Guide.

If you want to operate in a different language environment, do the following:

  1. Ensure that the appropriate message option for the desired language has been installed.

  2. Set the LANG environment variable to the desired locale.

    For example, to use fr_FR messages on DB2 for AIX, you must have the fr_FR message option installed and must set LANG to fr_FR.

The selected message catalog filesets are placed in the /usr/lpp/db2_05_00/msg/%L directory on the target workstation, where %L is equal to the locale name of the message catalog.

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