About National Language Support

The National Language Support (NLS) functions permit applications to:

  • Set the locale for the user
  • Identify the language in which the user works
  • Retrieve strings representing times, dates, and other information formatted correctly for the specified language and locale

NLS also includes support for keyboard layouts and language-specific fonts. For more information, see Input Method Manager and International Fonts and Text Display.

The following topics are covered in this section: