Character set of a locale

Florian Weimer
Mon Sep 14 09:42:00 GMT 2015

On 09/11/2015 05:21 AM, Martin Sebor wrote:
> On 09/09/2015 05:39 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Is there a way to print the character set of the current locale using a
>> command line tool?  “locale” does not print this information,
>> unfortunately.
>> I know I can get it programatically with nl_langinfo(CODESET).  It would
>> just be nice to have this as a simple command-line tool (maybe one which
>> also could examine locale files directly).
> I believe the command 'locale -c charmap' produces the output you're
> looking for.

Excellent, I suggested to add it to the locale(1) manual page here:


Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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