Defines the format for affirmative and negative system responses.
The LC_MESSAGES category of a locale definition source file defines the format for affirmative and negative system responses. This category begins with an LC_MESSAGES category header and terminates with an END LC_MESSAGES category trailer.
All operands for the
LC_MESSAGES category are defined as strings or extended regular
expressions enclosed by " " (double-quotation marks). These operands
are separated from the keyword they define by one or more blanks. Two
adjacent " " (double-quotation marks) indicate an undefined value. The
following keywords are recognized in the LC_MESSAGES
|copy||Specifies the name of an existing locale to be used as the definition of this category. If a copy statement is included in the file, no other keyword can be specified.|
|yesexpr||Specifies an extended regular expression that describes the acceptable affirmative response to a question expecting an affirmative or negative response.|
|noexpr||Specifies an extended regular expression that describes the acceptable negative response to a question expecting an affirmative or negative response.|
|yesstr||A colon-separated string of acceptable affirmative responses. This string is accessible to applications through the nl_langinfo subroutine as nl_langinfo (YESSTR).|
|nostr||A colon-separated string of acceptable negative responses. This string is accessible to applications through the nl_langinfo subroutine as nl_langinfo (NOSTR).|
The following is an example of a possible LC_MESSAGES category listed in a locale definition source file:
LC_MESSAGES # yesexpr "([yY][[:alpha:]]*)|(OK)" noexpr "[nN][[:alpha:]]*" yesstr "Y:y:yes" nostr "N:n:no" # END LC_MESSAGES
This category of the locale definition source file format is part of the Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.
|/usr/lib/nls/loc/*||Specifies locale definition source files for supported locales.|
|/usr/lib/nls/charmap/*||Specifies character set description (charmap) source files for supported locales.|
The locale command, localedef command.
Character Set Description (charmap) Source File Format , Locale Definition Source File Format , Locale Method Source File Format .
For specific information about other locale categories and their keywords, see the LC_COLLATE category, LC_CTYPE category, LC_MONETARY category, LC_NUMERIC category, and LC_TIME category for the locale definition source file format.
Changing Your Locale and Understanding the Locale Definition Source File in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices.