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load-localedef

Arguments: pathname &optional name

This function loads locale information from a localedef source file. pathname specifies the source file and the optional name specifies the name of the locale. If name is not provided, it defaults to the pathname-name of pathname. The new locale is returned, but it is accessible using find-locale and the name anytime after load-localedef completes.

Several localedef source files are included with Allegro CL. These definitions come from the IBM Universal Locales project. They can be found in the directory specified by *locales-dir*.

The localedef file does not include external-format information. After load-localedef parses the input file and creates the appropriate attribute/value pairings, the external-format is determined by looking to see if a charset is specified in the locale name (using the ".[charset]" specification). If the name does not specify the external-format, then Allegro CL uses a [language -> external-format] table which is kept in Lisp.

See Localization support in Allegro CL in iacl.htm.


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