IDL

LOCALE_GET

LOCALE_GET

The LOCALE_GET function returns the current locale of the operating system.

Syntax


Result = LOCALE_GET( /LC_NUMERIC, /LC_TIME, /PROCESS )

Return Value


Returns a string containing the current operating system locale.

Arguments


None

Keywords


LC_NUMERIC

By default LOCALE_GET returns the LC_CTYPE locale, which is the locale used for character and string formatting. Set the LC_NUMERIC keyword to instead return the LC_NUMERIC locale, which is used for number formatting.

LC_TIME

By default LOCALE_GET returns the LC_CTYPE locale, which is the locale used for character and string formatting. Set the LC_TIME keyword to instead return the LC_TIME locale, which is used for date and time formatting.

PROCESS

By default LOCALE_GET returns the locale of the operating system. Set the PROCESS keyword to instead return the locale of the IDL process. Normally this will be "C", indicating the C programming language.

Version History


5.2.1

Introduced

8.4.1

Added LC_NUMERIC, LC_TIME, PROCESS keywords

See Also


LOCALE_SET


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