This table summarizes the filename, locale and encoding of the log files that are produced, including the system log containers.

Table 1. Log filenames, locales and encodings
Log use Log filename (if –output is used) Locale Encoding
English log <name>_en_US_UTF-8.log

For example,


en_US UTF-8
Non-english log <name>_<locale>_<encoding>.log

For example,


Defined by SM_LOCALE Specified by the SM_OUTPUT_ENCODING variable.
UNIX syslog Defined by SM_LOCALE UTF-8 (permitted and expected by the new IETF syslog-protocol RFC, still in a draft form)
Win Event Log Defined by SM_LOCALE UTF-16