The process locale specified by SM_LOCALE and the Java property specifies the language for output that the user sees. However, VMware engineering and support teams must be able to interpret log data and other output in English. programs, primarily server processes, will always generate diagnostic information in the support locale, which is en_US. The main impact of the difference between the process locale and the support locale applies to the logging system. See “Overview of message logging” on page 122 for more details.