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NAME

German, german - Introduction to German language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for German 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 names of locales and codeset converters. See Unicode(5) for more information. PC code pages
cp437, cp850, 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.
 

Locales

The operating system provides the following German locales for different countries: de_CH.ISO8859-1 and de_CH.UTF-8, for Switzerland de_DE.ISO8859-1 and de_DE.UTF-8, for Germany

Only the .UTF-8 locales support the Euro monetary sign.

You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out which locales are installed on your system. See i18n_intro(5) for information on setting locale from the operating system command line.

For the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), 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 German characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-LGLK442-PG
LK201-NGLK444-AG
LK401-AGLK471-AG
LK411-AGLK47W-AG
LK450-AGLK97W-AG
LK451-AGPCXAL-AG
LK461-AGPCXAL-FG
LK46W-AGPCXAL-GG
PCXAL-KG
PCXAL-TT

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 German-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LGlk201LK442-PGlk442 or lk44x
LK201-NGlk201LK444-AGlk444 or lk44x
LK401-AGlk401LK471-AGlk471ag or lk471
LK411-AGlk411LK47W-AGlk471ag or lk471
LK450-AGlk450LK97W-AGlk97wag or lk97w
LK451-AGlk450PCXAL-AGpcxalag
LK461-AGlk461PCXAL-FGpcxalfg
LK46W-AGlk461PCXAL-GGpcxalgg
PCXAL-KGpcxalkg
PCXAL-TTpcxaltt

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LGaustrian german lk201lg dpLK442-PG austrian german lk444kg
austrian german lk201lg twLK444-AG austrian german lk444kg
LK201-NGaustrian german lk201ng dpLK471-AG austrian german pcxalgg
austrian german lk201ng twLK47W-AG austrian german pcxalgg
LK401-AGaustrian german lk401agPCXAL-AG austrian german pcxalgg
LK411-AGaustrian german lk411agPCXAL-FG austrian german pcxalgg
LK450-AGaustrian german lk411agPCXAL-GG austrian german pcxalgg
LK451-AGaustrian german lk411agPCXAL-KG austrian german pcxalgg
LK461-AGaustrian german lk411agPCXAL-TT austrian german pcxalgg
LK46W-AGaustrian german lk411ag

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 i18n_printing(5) for a discussion of printer support options.
 

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
Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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