25 Localization library [localization]

25.1 General [localization.general]

This Clause describes components that C++ programs may use to encapsulate (and therefore be more portable when confronting) cultural differences. The locale facility includes internationalization support for character classification and string collation, numeric, monetary, and date/time formatting and parsing, and message retrieval.

The following subclauses describe components for locales themselves, the standard facets, and facilities from the ISO C library, as summarized in Table 68.

Table 68 — Localization library summary
Subclause Header(s)
[locales] Locales <locale>
[locale.categories] Standard locale Categories
[c.locales] C library locales <clocale>