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NAME

Portuguese, portuguese - Introduction to Portuguese language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Portuguese 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
cp437, cp850, cp860, 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.
 

Portuguese Locales

The operating system provides the following Portuguese locales: pt_PT.ISO8859-1 and pt_PT.UTF-8 for Portugal

Of these locales, only pt_PT.UTF-8 supports 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 Portuguese characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-AVLK442-PV
LK201-LVLK444-AV
LK401-AVLK471-AV
LK402-AVLK47W-AV
LK411-AVLK97W-AV
LK412-AVPCXAL-AV
LK461-AVPCXAL-FV
LK46W-AVPCXAL-GV
PCXAL-KV
PCXAL-NV
PCCAL-NV

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 Portuguese-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-AVlk201LK442-PVlk442 or lk44x
LK201-LVlk201LK444-AVlk444 or lk44x
LK401-AVlk401LK471-AVlk471av or lk471
LK402-AVlk401LK47W-AVlk471av or lk471
LK411-AVlk411LK97W-AVlk97wav or lk97w
LK412-AVlk411PCXAL-AVpcxalav
LK461-AVlk461PCXAL-FVpcxalfv
LK46W-AVlk461PCXAL-GVpcxalgv
PCXAL-KVpcxalkv
PCXAL-NVpcxal
PCCAL-NVpcxal

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-AVportuguese lk201lvLK442-PVportuguese lk444kv
LK201-LVportuguese lk201lvLK444-AVportuguese lk444kv
LK401-AVportuguese lk401avLK471-AVportuguese pcxalgv
LK402-AVportuguese lk401avLK47W-AVportuguese pcxalgv
LK411-AVportuguese lk411avPCXAL-AVportuguese pcxalgv
LK412-AVportuguese lk411avPCXAL-FVportuguese pcxalgv
LK461-AVportuguese lk411avPCXAL-GVportuguese pcxalgv
LK46W-AVportuguese lk411avPCXAL-KVportuguese pcxalkv
PCXAL-NVportuguese pcxalgv
PCCAL-NVportuguese pcxalgv

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.
 

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
Portuguese Locales
Keyboards
SEE ALSO

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