Note: The following description applies both to Postgres-XC and PostgreSQL if not described explicitly. You can read PostgreSQL as Postgres-XC except for version number, which is specific to each product.
This chapter describes the available localization features from the point of view of the administrator. PostgreSQL supports two localization facilities:
Using the locale features of the operating system to provide locale-specific collation order, number formatting, translated messages, and other aspects. This is covered in Section 21.1 and Section 21.2.
Providing a number of different character sets to support storing text in all kinds of languages, and providing character set translation between client and server. This is covered in Section 21.3.