Provided by: locales_2.30-0ubuntu2_all bug

NAME

       validlocale - Test if a given locale is available

SYNTAX

       validlocale <locale>

DESCRIPTION

       Test  if the locale given as argument is a valid locale.  If it isn't, print on stdout the
       string to add to /etc/locale.gen to make locale-gen generate the locale (if it  exists  at
       all).

FILES

       /usr/sbin/validlocale
       /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       DEFAULTCHARSET
              Which  charset  to assume if the given locale is missing from the list of supported
              locales.

EXAMPLES

       If you give a valid locale as parameter, it outputs a string specifying this on stderr:

              % validlocale C
              locale 'C' valid and available

       When given a invalid (not generated or just nonexistent), it outputs a  string  on  stderr
       telling  that  this is an invalid locale, and a string to stdout with the string to add to
       /etc/locale.gen to have this locale generated:

              % validlocale de_AU@euro
              locale 'de_AU@euro' not available
              de_AU@euro ISO-8859-15

AUTHORS

       Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>

SEE ALSO

       locale-gen(8), localedef(1), locale(1)