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NAME

Czech, czech - Introduction to Czech language support  

DESCRIPTION

This reference page describes the coded character set (codeset), locale, device, font, and other kinds of support for the Czech language as used in the Czech Republic.
 

Codesets for Czech

The operating system supports the following codesets for Czech by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-2 (ISO Latin 2)

ISO8859-2 is the string that represents this codeset in names of locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-2(5) for more information. UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8
UCS-2, UCS-4, ucs4, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent these encoding formats in names of locales and codeset converters. See Unicode(5) for more information. PC code pages
cp852 and cp1250 are the strings that represent PC code pages in the names of codeset converters. See code_page(5) for more information.

See the i18n_intro(5) and l10n_intro(5) reference pages for introductory information on codesets. The iconv_intro(5) reference page discusses codeset converters and how to use them.
 

Locales

The operating system provides the following locale for the Czech language and Czech Republic: cs_CZ.ISO8859-2

This locale is also available under the name [email protected] for applications that need to convert data from ISO8859-2 file format to UCS-4 process code for character classification operations.

You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out if this locale is installed on your system. See i18n_intro(5) for information on setting locale.

In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), you need to set locale by setting the session language. To do this, use the Language menu accessed Options button of the Login window.
 

Keyboards

The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards with Czech characters printed on the keys:


VT Style (105/108 keys)PC Style (102 keys)

LK401-BVLK471-BV
LK411-BVLK47W-BV
LK461-BVLK97W-BV
LK46W-BVPCXAL-HV
PCXAL-LU
PCXAL-LV
PCXAL-PV
PCXAL-SV

For your keyboard to function correctly with your system, you must load a keyboard mapping table (keymap) that is appropriate for your keyboard's model and language. If you load a keymap that does not correspond to your keyboard's model and language, your keyboard behavior is unpredictable. The label located on the bottom surface of a keyboard usually specifies its model (five letter code) and language (two letter code). See the keyboard(5) reference page for general information on keymaps and instructions for loading them in different formats. The following tables supply Czech-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


For VT StyleFor PC Style
Keyboard:Select:Keyboard:Select:

LK401-BVlk401LK471-BVlk471bv or lk471
LK411-BVlk411LK47W-BVlk471bv or lk471
LK461-BVlk461LK97W-BVlk97wbv or lk97w
LK46W-BVlk461PCXAL-HVpcxalhv
PCXAL-LUpcxallu
PCXAL-LVpcxallv
PCXAL-PVpcxalpv
PCXAL-SVpcxalsv

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


For VT StyleFor PC Style
Keyboard:Select:Keyboard:Select:

LK401-BVczech lk401bvLK471-BVczech pcxalhv
LK411-BVczech lk411bvLK47W-BVczech pcxalhv
LK461-BVczech lk411bvPCXAL-HVczech pcxalhv
LK46W-BVczech lk411bvPCXAL-LUczech pcxalhv
PCXAL-LVczech pcxallv
PCXAL-PVczech pcxalpv
PCXAL-SVczech pcxalhv

Keyboards can have keys with characters printed on both the left and right half of the keycap. The way you set or use your keyboard to send different sets of characters varies from one keyboard model to another. Furthermore, your keyboard allows you to enter more characters than those printed on the keycaps. Refer to the keyboard(5) reference page for information on how to enter characters.
 

Printers

For general information on printing support for different languages, refer to the i18n_printing(5) reference page. The PostScript fonts available for languages supported by the ISO 8859-2 codeset are listed on the iso8859-2(5) reference page.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands: locale(1)

Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso8859-2(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

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Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
Codesets for Czech
Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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