A locale includes location-specific information such as date and time format, currency symbol, range of characters supported, and so on.
LANSA uses the setlocale() and nl_langinfo() APIs to retrieve information about your site's locale. LANSA assumes that the locale environment variables are set correctly for your location. For example, when you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and choose an Australian timezone, none of the LC_* variables are set, and LANG is set to en_AU.UTF-8. Refer to your operating system manuals on the setlocale() and nl_langinfo APIs for further information.