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CentOS 7.0 - man page for i18n::langinfo (centos section 3pm)

I18N::Langinfo(3pm)		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	      I18N::Langinfo(3pm)

NAME
       I18N::Langinfo - query locale information

SYNOPSIS
	 use I18N::Langinfo;

DESCRIPTION
       The langinfo() function queries various locale information that can be used to localize
       output and user interfaces.  The langinfo() requires one numeric argument that identifies
       the locale constant to query: if no argument is supplied, $_ is used.  The numeric
       constants appropriate to be used as arguments are exportable from I18N::Langinfo.

       The following example will import the langinfo() function itself and three constants to be
       used as arguments to langinfo(): a constant for the abbreviated first day of the week (the
       numbering starts from Sunday = 1) and two more constants for the affirmative and negative
       answers for a yes/no question in the current locale.

	   use I18N::Langinfo qw(langinfo ABDAY_1 YESSTR NOSTR);

	   my ($abday_1, $yesstr, $nostr) = map { langinfo } qw(ABDAY_1 YESSTR NOSTR);

	   print "$abday_1? [$yesstr/$nostr] ";

       In other words, in the "C" (or English) locale the above will probably print something
       like:

	   Sun? [yes/no]

       but under a French locale

	   dim? [oui/non]

       The usually available constants are

	   ABDAY_1 ABDAY_2 ABDAY_3 ABDAY_4 ABDAY_5 ABDAY_6 ABDAY_7
	   ABMON_1 ABMON_2 ABMON_3 ABMON_4 ABMON_5 ABMON_6
	   ABMON_7 ABMON_8 ABMON_9 ABMON_10 ABMON_11 ABMON_12
	   DAY_1 DAY_2 DAY_3 DAY_4 DAY_5 DAY_6 DAY_7
	   MON_1 MON_2 MON_3 MON_4 MON_5 MON_6
	   MON_7 MON_8 MON_9 MON_10 MON_11 MON_12

       for abbreviated and full length days of the week and months of the year,

	   D_T_FMT D_FMT T_FMT

       for the date-time, date, and time formats used by the strftime() function (see POSIX)

	   AM_STR PM_STR T_FMT_AMPM

       for the locales for which it makes sense to have ante meridiem and post meridiem time
       formats,

	   CODESET CRNCYSTR RADIXCHAR

       for the character code set being used (such as "ISO8859-1", "cp850", "koi8-r", "sjis",
       "utf8", etc.), for the currency string, for the radix character used between the integer
       and the fractional part of decimal numbers (yes, this is redundant with
       POSIX::localeconv())

	   YESSTR YESEXPR NOSTR NOEXPR

       for the affirmative and negative responses and expressions, and

	   ERA ERA_D_FMT ERA_D_T_FMT ERA_T_FMT

       for the Japanese Emperor eras (naturally only defined under Japanese locales).

       See your langinfo(3) for more information about the available constants.  (Often this
       means having to look directly at the langinfo.h C header file.)

       Note that unfortunately none of the above constants are guaranteed to be available on a
       particular platform.  To be on the safe side you can wrap the import in an eval like this:

	   eval {
	       require I18N::Langinfo;
	       I18N::Langinfo->import(qw(langinfo CODESET));
	       $codeset = langinfo(CODESET()); # note the ()
	   };
	   if (!$@) { ... failed ... }

   EXPORT
       By default only the "langinfo()" function is exported.

SEE ALSO
       perllocale, "localeconv" in POSIX, "setlocale" in POSIX, nl_langinfo(3).

       The langinfo() is just a wrapper for the C nl_langinfo() interface.

AUTHOR
       Jarkko Hietaniemi, <jhi@hut.fi>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
       Copyright 2001 by Jarkko Hietaniemi

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.16.3				    2013-03-04			      I18N::Langinfo(3pm)


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