Configuring locales in UNIX/Linux

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The Sterling Order Management System Software software runs on any locale that Java™ supports. If you want to run Sterling Order Management System Software on a nondefault locale, configure your environment to the specific locale that you want to use.

Note: To configure your operating system as a non-English environment, refer to your operating system's documentation.

To determine and set the locale in a UNIX or Linux® environment:


  1. Enter locale -a. A list of locales is displayed.
  2. Set your locate by entering:
    • export LANG=<locale>
    • export LC_ALL=<locale>
      For example, you can set Japanase language as follows:
      • export LANG=ja_JP
      • export LC_ALL=ja_JP
      Note: Some UNIX shells require the setenv command instead of the export command.

    To determine and set your locale in a Windows environment:

  3. Select Control Panel > Regional Options > General tab.
  4. From the Your locale (location) list, select the language and location.
  5. Click Set Default and select the locale from the Set the appropriate locale list.