Korean, korean - Introduction to Korean language support
KS X 1001 is a Korean national standard that defines a set of graphic characters to be used for information interchange. The operating system supports this standard with coded character sets, locales, device, and other kinds of system files. The former name for the Korean national standard was KS C 5601. Under its old name, the standard was issued in 1982, 1987, and 1992.
The operating system currently supports the
KS X 1001
standard as issued in 1992, but does not include the Johab subset of Hangul
characters in the DEC Korean and Korean EUC codesets that are discussed in
this reference page. The standard specifies that support for the Johab subset
of Hangul characters is optional.
The operating system supports the following codesets for Korean by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: The string deckorean represents this codeset in the names of locales and codeset converters. See deckorean(5) for more information.
reference page for general information about codesets. See
reference page for a discussion of codeset converters and
how to use them.
The following list specifies Korean locales for Korea and the codesets they support:
ko_KR.deckorean, for DEC Korean ko_KR.eucKR, for Korean EUC
The ko_KR.deckorean locale has a ko_KR.deckorean@ucs4 variant for use by applications that need to convert DEC Korean to UCS-4 process code in order to perform certain character-classification operations.
You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to display the names of locales installed on your system. See i18n_intro(5) for information on setting locale from the operating system command line.
In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), you need to set the session
language at login time. Use the Language menu that is accessed from the Options
button of the Login window.
The operating system supports the VT382-K Korean terminal.
The operating system supports the following Korean keyboards:
However, you can also use any standard English keyboard to enter Korean.
See the keyboard(5) reference page for information on loading keyboard mapping tables (keymaps) for keyboards.
For a Motif environment like CDE, the operating system provides the dxhangulim input server to support Korean input methods. This input server is started automatically for your CDE session when you specify Korean as your session language at login time. See dxhangulim(1X) for more information about this input server and how to start it from the command line for applications not running under CDE.
Korean characters can be entered by the following input methods: Hangul Hanja Row-Column Code Phrase Input Method
You select the Korean input method by using a key or key sequence as follows: Using a VT382-K terminal:
X or Motif applications require non-ASCII fonts to display Korean characters. An application can find Korean fonts in either of the following directories: /usr/i18n/lib/X11/fonts/decwin/75dpi, for low resolution display /usr/i18n/lib/X11/fonts/decwin/100dpi, for high resolution display
For applications running under CDE, no user commands are necessary to make Korean fonts available if they are installed on the system or provided through a font server. For applications running in other environments, you may need to use the following command to check the font path: % xset q
If one of the directories in the preceding list is not in the font path, the following example shows how to add the directory. You can substitute 100dp for 75dpi if you want high resolution display.
% xset +fp /usr/i18n/lib/X11/decwin/75dpi/ % xset fp rehash
The operating system supports the following Korean printers. The associated print filter is noted in parentheses following the printer name. The LA380-K is a Korean graphic line printer. The DL510-KA is a Korean page printer.
For information on setting up and configuring these printers, refer to the i18n_printing(5) and lprsetup(8) reference pages.
For information on how to use other kinds of printers to print Korean characters, see the i18n_printing(5), pcfof(8), and wwpsof(8) reference pages.
Fonts that support characters defined by the DEC Korean codeset are listed in the deckorean(5) reference page.
Commands: locale(1), lp(1), lpr(1), dxhangulim(1X), xset(1X), lpd(8), lprsetup(8)
Others: code_page(5), deckorean(5), eucKR(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)