PangoLanguage* pango_language_get_default ( void )
PangoLanguage for the current locale of the process.
On Unix systems, this is the return value is derived from
setlocale (LC_CTYPE, NULL), and the user can
affect this through the environment variables LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE or
LANG (checked in that order). The locale string typically is in
the form lang_COUNTRY, where lang is an ISO-639 language code, and
COUNTRY is an ISO-3166 country code. For instance, sv_FI for
Swedish as written in Finland or pt_BR for Portuguese as written in Brazil.
On Windows, the C library does not use any such environment
variables, and setting them won’t affect the behavior of functions
like ctime(). The user sets the locale through the Regional Options
in the Control Panel. The C library (in the
does not use country and language codes, but country and language
names spelled out in English.
However, this function does check the above environment
variables, and does return a Unix-style locale string based on
either said environment variables or the thread’s current locale.
Your application should call
setlocale(LC_ALL, "") for the user
settings to take effect. GTK does this in its initialization
functions automatically (by calling gtk_set_locale()).
setlocale() manpage for more details.
Note that the default language can change over the life of an application.
Also note that this function will not do the right thing if you
use per-thread locales with uselocale(). In that case, you should
Available since: 1.16
The default language as a
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