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NAME

Finnish, finnish - Introduction to Finnish language support  

DESCRIPTION

This reference page describes the coded character set (codeset), locale, device, and other support for the Finnish language.
 

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Finnish by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-1 (ISO Latin 1)

ISO8859-1 is the string that represents this codeset in the names of locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-1(5) for more information. UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8
UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent these encoding formats in the names of locales and codeset converters. See Unicode(5) for more information. PC code pages
cp850, cp865, and cp1252 are the strings that represent these encoding formats 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.
 

Finnish Locales

The operating system provides the following Finnish locales: fi_FI.ISO8859-1 and fi_FI.UTF-8 for Finland

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 from the operating system command line.

For the Common Desktop Environment, you set locale by setting the session language. To do this, use the Language menu accessed from the Options button of the Login window.
 

Keyboards

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


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

LK201-LFLK442-RA
LK201-NXLK444-CA
LK401-AFLK471-AF
LK402-AFLK47W-AF
LK411-AFLK97W-AF
LK412-AFPCXAL-CA
LK450-AFPCXAL-JA
LK451-AF
LK461-AF
LK46W-AF

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 Finnish-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LFlk201LK442-RAlk442 or lk44x
LK201-NXlk201LK444-CAlk444 or lk44x
LK401-AFlk401LK471-AFlk471af or lk471
LK402-AFlk401LK47W-AFlk471af or lk471
LK411-AFlk411LK97W-AFlk97waf or lk97w
LK412-AFlk411PCXAL-CApcxalca
LK450-AFlk450PCXAL-JApcxalja
LK451-AFlk450
LK461-AFlk461
LK46W-AFlk461

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LFfinnish lk201lf dpLK442-RAfinnish lk444ca
finnish lk201lf twLK444-CAfinnish lk444ca
LK201-NXfinnish lk201nx dpLK471-AFfinnish pcxalja
finnish lk201nx twLK47W-AFfinnish pcxalja
LK401-AFfinnish lk401af dpPCXAL-CAfinnish pcxalca
finnish lk401af twPCXAL-JAfinnish pcxalja
LK402-AFfinnish lk401af dp
finnish lk401af tw
LK411-AFfinnish lk411af
LK412-AFfinnish lk411af
LK450-AFfinnish lk411af
LK451-AFfinnish lk411af
LK461-AFfinnish lk411af
LK46W-AFfinnish lk411af

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

PostScript fonts for languages supported by the ISO 8859-1 codeset are printer resident.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands: locale(1)

Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso8859-1(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

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Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
Codesets
Finnish Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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