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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: container default local problem
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:08:40 GMT

You probably want to use something like 

// Set the default locale to pre-defined locale

See other ways here:

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 10:41 AM
>Subject: container default local problem
>hi all,
>I'm tearing my hair off with the locale value
>of the servlet container.
>I'm using tomcat4.1.18 on linux mandrake.
>the machine is configured on french language.
>I'm suprised to get the us(instead of fr) locale on my web
>I've written a servlet to test the user locale variable and
>the container local variable.
>Here is the code to retrieve the user preferred locale
>and the container locale variable.
>Locale preferredLocale = request.getLocale();
>out.println("<p>The user's preffered Locale is " + preferredLocale +
>// Get the container's default locale
>Locale servletContainerLocale = Locale.getDefault();
>the first line give me fr while the second gives me us.
>Can someone tells me where to set default locale value of the
>thanks in advance
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