L_LTKRN_API L_CHAR * L_Setlocale(category, locale)
Sets the locale for the library.
Category affected by the locale.
Locale name. Pass NULL to return the current locale.
|!NULL||A pointer to the string representing the specified locale and category|
|NULL||Indicates that the
This function is used under rare circumstances. It is necessary only when running non-UNICODE applications that must deal with text (for example, filename strings) that is not part of the ASCII character set (for example, Japanese characters). Non-ASCII text (i.e. a Japanese or Arabic character) can be stored non-ambiguously in UNICODE. However, for non-UNICODE applications, the multi-byte representation of such characters depends on the code page. In this case, you must set the code page appropriately. For example, a non-UNICODE application can display Japanese characters only if the code page is set to a Japanese code page (like Japanese_Japan.932).
Pass NULL for the parameter locale to get the current locale, leaving the current locale unchanged.
Internally, this function calls the Microsoft C runtime function, setlocale. For details, see the MSDN documentation.
Required DLLs and Libraries
Win32, x64, Linux.
This example shows how to set the locale of the LEADTOOLS library. For more information, refer to Using the UNICODE version of LEADTOOLS in a non-UNICODE Application.
// Display the current locale
L_CHAR *pszMsg = L_Setlocale(LC_ALL, NULL);
if (pszMsg != NULL)
MessageBoxA(NULL, pszMsg, "Current Locale", MB_OK);
L_CHAR *pszOriginalLocale = DisplayCurrentLocale();
// Set the locale for English/United states
// Set the locale for Japanese
// Set the locale for arabic
// Set to the original locale
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