setlocale() sets the locale for the given category . A locale is a definition of language- and culture-specific behaviors for values in the environment.
The category specifies the part of the system functionality to which the locale is applied. The following table describes the valid categories.
Calls to setlocale() only modify the locale for the current script. The locale can be returned to its default value by calling setlocale(LC_ALL, '');()
For more detailed information on locales, see the Open Group Locale docs.
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