> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Berndt
> Sent: 24 August 2004 13:39
> To: FlightGear developers discussions
> Subject: RE: [Flightgear-devel] STL string and lowercase
> > With or without locale support?
> What is locale support? If that means for different character 
> sets (as in different
> geographic and language areas), it has to work around the 
> world, of course. Is that what
> "locale" refers to?
> Jon

Yes, the "locale" accounts for the different habits of people around the world. 
Things like the fact that parts of Europe use a , as a decimal point, and . as a 
thousands separator. The locale settings usually also have information about currency 
symbol, date and time formet, time offset from GMT etc etc etc.


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