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is it possible to change jvm locale by using command line parameters ?  RSS feed

 
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Hi
Thank you for reading my post.
How i can change the locale that a swing application is going to run by using runtime parameters ?

for example , my application is a jar file which has localization (using some .properties files)
Now i want to change the locale by passing some parameters to jvm
i used a batch file to run my application , something like :
java -jar ramina.jar

Now it just look at system locale , and execute the application based on system default locale , how i can change the locale of java when i call it.

Thanks
 
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Changing the default Locale is easy:

Locale.setDefault(myLocale);

I don't know of a system property set aside for this, like -Djava.util.Locale=en_CA, but you could define one if you wanted to:
 
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This is an example:

Regards
 
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Thanks! That was very useful.
 
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You're welcome

Nice to know you found something in a 3 year old thread. Have a quick look at this FAQ, however.

Welcome to JavaRanch, anyway
 
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Try a 4 years thread, and yes - Thank you!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

We have downgraded that FAQ because it is becoming obvious how useful old threads can be
 
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