localeconv(3) — Linux manual page


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NAME         top

       localeconv - get numeric formatting information

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <locale.h>

       struct lconv *localeconv(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The localeconv() function returns a pointer to a struct lconv for
       the current locale.  This structure is shown in locale(7), and
       contains all values associated with the locale categories
       LC_NUMERIC and LC_MONETARY.  Programs may also use the functions
       printf(3) and strfmon(3), which behave according to the actual
       locale in use.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The localeconv() function returns a pointer to a filled in struct
       lconv.  This structure may be (in glibc, is) statically
       allocated, and may be overwritten by subsequent calls.  According
       to POSIX, the caller should not modify the contents of this
       structure.  The localeconv() function always succeeds.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface    Attribute     Value                            │
       │localeconv() │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:localeconv locale │

CONFORMING TO         top

       C89, C99.

BUGS         top

       The printf(3) family of functions may or may not honor the
       current locale.

SEE ALSO         top

       locale(1), localedef(1), isalpha(3), nl_langinfo(3),
       setlocale(3), strcoll(3), strftime(3), locale(7)

COLOPHON         top

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