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NAME

       locale.alias - Locale name alias data base

DESCRIPTION

       The locale.alias database file (/etc/locale.alias) is used by the locale command and the X
       Window System It describes aliases for the locales, with each line being of the form

       <alias> <localename>

       Where <localename> is in the POSIX format: xx_YY.CHARSET.  The first two  letters  xx  are
       the ISO-639 Language code,
        the  next  two YY are the ISO-3166 Country code, and the Charset is one of the  character
       sets (listed in /usr/share/i18n/charsets ).  The  aliases  can  be  free  text;  they  are
       normally the English language name, or simpler versions of the POSIX locale name.

       Lines beginning with Hash ("#") are treated as comments and ignored.

SEE ALSO

       locale(1), localedef(1), locale-gen(8),  locale.gen(5)

AUTHOR

       Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@computer.org>