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The java.util.Locale class represents a locale. There are three main components of a Locale object:

  1. language,
  2. country, and
  3. variant.

The variant argument is a vendor- or browser-specific code. For example, you use WIN for Windows, MAC for Macintosh, and POSIX for POSIX. If there are two variants, separate them with an underscore, and put the most important one first.

To construct a Locale object, use one of the Locale class's constructors.

public Locale(java.lang.String language)
public Locale(java.lang.String language, java.lang.String country)
public Locale(java.lang.String language, java.lang.String country, java.lang.String variant)

To construct a Locale object representing the English language used in Canada.

Locale locale = new Locale ("en", "CA");

You can also construct a Locale object by calling its static field:

Locale locale = Locale. CANADA_FRENCH;

The static getDefault method returns the user computer's locale.

Locale locale = Locale.getDefault ();

13.1.2.Listing All Available Locales
13.1.3.Get the 2-letter country code; may be equal to ""
13.1.4.Get localized name suitable for display to the user
13.1.5.Setting the Default Locale on the command line
13.1.6.Set only language code on the command line
13.1.7.Set language and country code on the command line
13.1.8.Change the default locale is to call Locale.setDefault():
13.1.9.Set the default locale to pre-defined locale
13.1.10.Set the default locale to custom locale
13.1.11.format date for a Locale
13.1.12.Get a list of country names
13.1.13.Set a default Locale
13.1.14.New locales in Java 6
13.1.15.Locale Sensitive Services SPI
13.1.16.Japanese ImperialCalendar
13.1.17.Use Locale constant
13.1.18.Load Resource Bundle based on Locale Name
13.1.19.Get Display Country for default locale
13.1.20.Get ISO3 Language for default locale
13.1.21.Get Display Name for default locale
13.1.22.Get Display Variant for default locale
13.1.23.Constant Locale Usage
13.1.24.Map using Locale objects as keys
13.1.25.Calculate the postfix to append to a filename to load the correct single filename for that Locale.
13.1.26.Calculate the postfixes along the search path from the base bundle to the bundle specified by baseName and locale.
13.1.27.Converts a String to a Locale
13.1.28.Returns the parent locale of a given locale.