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NAME

Swedish, swedish - Introduction to Swedish language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Swedish 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, 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.
 

Locales

The operating system supports the following Swedish locales: sv_SE.ISO8859-1 and sv_SE.UTF-8, for Sweden

Of these locales, only sv_SE.UTF-8 supports the Euro currency 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 Swedish characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-LMLK442-RA
LK201-NMLK444-AM
LK401-AMLK471-AF
LK411-AMLK47W-AF
LK450-AMLK97W-AF
LK451-AMPCXAL-AM
LK461-AMPCXAL-CA
LK46W-AMPCXAL-JA
PCXAL-MA

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 Swedish-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LMlk201LK442-RAlk442 or lk44x
LK201-NMlk201LK444-AMlk444 or lk44x
LK401-AMlk401LK471-AFlk471af or lk471
LK411-AMlk411LK47W-AFlk471af or lk471
LK450-AMlk450LK97W-AFlk97waf or lk97w
LK451-AMlk450PCXAL-AMpcxalja
LK461-AMlk461PCXAL-CApcxalca
LK46W-AMlk461PCXAL-JApcxalja
PCXAL-MApcxalma

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LMswedish lk201lm dpLK442-RAswedish lk444ma or
finnish lk444ca
swedish lk201lm twLK444-AMswedish lk444ma or
finnish lk444ca
LK201-NMswedish lk201nm dpLK471-AFswedish pcxalja
swedish lk201nm twLK47W-AFswedish pcxalja
LK401-AMswedish lk401am dpPCXAL-AMswedish pcxalja
swedish lk401am twPCXAL-CAswedish pcxalja
LK411-AMswedish lk411amPCXAL-JAswedish pcxalja
LK450-AMswedish lk411amPCXAL-MAswedish pcxalja
LK451-AMswedish lk411am
LK461-AMswedish lk411am
LK46W-AMswedish lk411am

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
Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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