Hebrew, hebrew - Introduction to Hebrew language support
This reference page describes the codeset, locale, device, and other
kinds of support for the Hebrew language.
The operating system supports the following coded character sets (codesets) for Hebrew by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-8 (ISO Latin/Hebrew)
reference page for information on the ISO Latin/Hebrew codeset.
reference pages for introductory
information on codesets.
The operating system provides the following Hebrew locale: he_IL.ISO8859-8, for Israel
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.
The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards with Hebrew characters printed on the keys:
|VT Style (105/108 keys)||PC Style (102 keys)|
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 Hebrew-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.
Selecting keymaps in xkb format:
|For VT Style||For PC Style|
|LK201-LT||lk201||LK471-AT||lk471at or lk471|
|LK401-LT||lk401||LK97W-AT||lk97wat or lk97w|
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
reference page for information
on how to enter characters.
The fonts available for languages supported by the ISO 8859-8 codeset
are listed in
for discussion of printer support
Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso8859-8(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)
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