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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » International Languages and Character Sets » Understanding locales

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Introduction to locales

The application locale, or client locale, is used by the client or client library when making requests to the database server, to determine the character set in which results should be returned, as well as the language of error messages, warnings, and other messages. The database server compares its own locale with the application locale to determine whether character set conversion is needed. Different databases on a server may have different locale definitions, and each client may have its own locale.

The locale consists of the following components: