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NAME

Dutch, dutch - Introduction to Dutch language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Dutch 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, 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.
 

Dutch Locales

The operating system provides the following Dutch locales for different countries: nl_BE.ISO8859-1 and nl_BE.UTF-8 for Belgium nl_NL.ISO8859-1 and nl_NL.UTF-8 for the Netherlands

Of these locales, only the .UTF-8 locales support the Euro currency sign.

You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out if these 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 Dutch characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-LHLK471-AH
LK201-NHLK47W-AH
LK401-AHLK97W-AH
LK402-AHPCXAL-GH
LK411-AHPCXAL-KH
LK412-AHPCXAL-NH
LK450-AHPCCAL-NH
LK451-AH
LK461-AH
LK46W-AH

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 Dutch-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LHlk201LK471-AHlk471ah or lk471
LK201-NHlk201LK47W-AHlk471ah or lk471
LK401-AHlk401LK97W-AHlk97wah or lk97w
LK402-AHlk401PCXAL-RHpcxalrh
LK411-AHlk411PCXAL-GHpcxalgh
LK412-AHlk411PCXAL-KHpcxal
LK450-AHlk450PCXAL-NHpcxal
LK451-AHlk450PCCAL-NHpcxal
LK461-AHlk461
LK46W-AHlk461

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LHdutch lk201lh dpLK471-AHdutch pcxalgh
dutch lk201lh twLK47W-AHdutch pcxalgh
LK201-NHdutch lk201nhPCXAL-RHdutch pcxalgh
LK401-AHdutch us lk401ahPCXAL-GHdutch pcxalgh
dutch uk lk401ahPCXAL-KHdutch pcxalgh
LK402-AHdutch us lk401ahPCXAL-NHdutch pcxalgh
dutch uk lk401ahPCCAL-NHdutch pcxalgh
LK411-AHdutch lk411ah
LK412-AHdutch lk411ah
LK450-AHdutch lk411ah
LK451-AHdutch lk411ah
LK461-AHdutch lk411ah
LK46W-AFdutch lk411ah

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
Dutch Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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