Represents one locale, which can be used for things like sorting text strings and formatting numbers, dates and times.
Inherits from: nsISupports Last changed in Gecko 1.0

Method overview

AString getCategory(in AString category);



Retrieves a string with the current locale name.

AString getCategory(
  in AString category
A string representing the category to retrieve the locale for. Valid strings are stored in nsILocale.idl. Currently those are:
  • NSILOCALE_COLLATE - Collation order. How strings are sorted.
  • NSILOCALE_CTYPE - Character classification and case conversion.
  • NSILOCALE_MONETARY - Monetary formatting.
  • NSILOCALE_NUMERIC - Numeric, non-monetary formatting.
  • NSILOCALE_TIME - Date and time formats.
  • NSILOCALE_MESSAGES - Related to fonts, character encodings and so on.
Return value

The locale code to be used for the given category.

A locale code is of the form language[-COUNTRY[-region]], where "language" is an ISO 639 language code (two letter codes preferred over three letter codes when available), "COUNTRY" is an ISO 3166 two letter country code, and "region" is a string of up to 5 letters.

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