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PHP | setlocale() Function

PHP setlocale() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP setlocale() Function.

The PHP setlocale() function is used to set locale information.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string setlocale ( int $category , array $locale )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about what locale should be set



It contains the information about country or region

Return Value

It returns the new current locale, or false if the locale functionality is not implemented on your platform, the specified locale does not exist or the category name is invalid.


Try out the example below -

   echo setlocale(LC_ALL,"UK");
   echo "<br>";
   echo setlocale(LC_ALL,NULL);


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP sha1_file() Function.

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