11th October 2018: PostgreSQL 11 RC 1 Released!
Supported Versions: Current (10) / 9.6 / 9.5 / 9.4 / 9.3
Development Versions: 11 / devel
Unsupported versions: 9.2 / 9.1 / 9.0 / 8.4 / 8.3 / 8.2 / 8.1 / 8.0 / 7.4 / 7.3 / 7.2 / 7.1

Chapter 21. Localization

This chapter describes the available localization features from the point of view of the administrator. PostgreSQL supports localization with two approaches:

  • Using the locale features of the operating system to provide locale-specific collation order, number formatting, translated messages, and other aspects.

  • Providing a number of different character sets defined in the PostgreSQL server, including multiple-byte character sets, to support storing text in all kinds of languages, and providing character set translation between client and server.