LANG - description of supported languages
POSIX NLS (Native Language Support) provides support for the processing and customs requirements of a variety of languages. To enable NLS support for a particular language, a language definition must exist on the POSIX system. Invoking the command
locale -a(see locale) displays information regarding which languages are currently supported on a particular POSIX system.
The default processing language is
POSIXprovides an environment in which processing occurs without NLS functionality. This environment is based on the 7-bit-coded USASCII character set.
Care equivalent and can be used interchangeably.
LANGwas developed by HP in HP-UX.
locale, localedef, setlocale(), environ.