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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Configuring Your Database » International languages and character sets » Understanding locales


Understanding the locale language

The locale language is the language being used by the user of the client application, or expected to be used by users of the database server. For more information about how to find locale settings, see Determining locale information.

The client library, and the database server, both determine the language component of the locale in the same manner:

  1. Use the value of the SALANG environment variable, if it exists. See SALANG environment variable.
  2. In the case of Windows, if the SALANG environment variable doesn't exist, check the SQL Anywhere language registry entry. See Registry settings on installation.
  3. Check the operating system language setting.
  4. If the language still cannot be determined by the above settings, default to English.
Language label values

The following table displays the valid language label values, together with the equivalent ISO 639 language codes:

Language ISO_639 language code Language label Alternative label
Arabic AR arabic N/A
Czech CS czech N/A
Danish DA danish N/A
Dutch NL dutch N/A
English EN us_english english
Finnish FI finnish N/A
French FR french N/A
German DE german N/A
Greek EL greek N/A
Hebrew HE hebrew N/A
Hungarian HU hungarian N/A
Italian IT italian N/A
Japanese JA japanese N/A
Korean KO korean N/A
Lithuanian LT lithuanian N/A
Norwegian NO norwegian norweg
Polish PL polish N/A
Portuguese PT portuguese portugue
Russian RU russian N/A
Simplified Chinese ZH chinese simpchin
Spanish ES spanish N/A
Swedish SV swedish N/A
Thai TH thai N/A
Traditional Chinese TW tchinese tradchin
Turkish TR turkish N/A
Ukrainian UK ukrainian N/A