Document Number: N1042     
Document Date: 2003-11-08

C locale, Narrative Cultural Specification

Users: general, applications: general
Source: ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG14 - C
Token identifier: c,_1.3
POSIX-locale: c,_1.3

Clause 1: Alphanumeric deterministic ordering

Ordering in the standard C locale is according to the code point order of ISO/IEC 646:1993.

Clause 2: Classification of characters

The C locale uses normal classification of characters, such as letters, digits, punctuation and control characters, and letters are mapped between uppercase and lowercase.

Clause 3: Numeric formatting

The decimal separator is FULL STOP "."
The thousands separator is void.
There is no grouping of large numbers.

Clause 4: Monetary formatting

The monetary formatting is not specified, as this specification should be usable in many international environments.

Clause 5: Date and time conventions

The weekday and month names are written with English names.

The abbreviations used for before or after noon are "AM" and "PM" respectively.

Weekday name    Short weekday name
Sunday Sun
Monday Mon
Tuesday Tue
Wednesday Wed
Thursday Thu
Friday Fri
Saturday Sat

Month name    Short month name
January Jan
February Feb
March Mar
April Apr
May May
June Jun
July Jul
August Aug
September Sep
October Oct
November Nov
December Dec

Abbreviated day and time: Tue Jun  7 23:22:33 1994
Numeric date: 06/23/99
Time: 18:06:20
12-hour time: 06:06:20 PM

The abbreviations used for before or after noon are "AM" and "PM" respectively.

Clause 6: Affirmative and negative answers

Yes expressions: strings starting with "Y" or "y" (= Yes)
No expressions: strings starting with "N" or "n" (= No)

End of Narrative Cultural Specification.