GLS fundamentals

The Global Language Support (GLS) feature lets HCL® OneDB® products handle different languages, cultural conventions, and code sets for Asian, African, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries.

The GLS feature lets you create databases by using the diacritics, collating sequence, and monetary and time conventions of the language that you select. No ONCONFIG configuration parameters exist for GLS, but you must set the appropriate environment variables.

This section introduces basic concepts and describes the GLS feature.