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NAME

Italian, italian - Introduction to Italian language support  

DESCRIPTION

This reference page describes the codeset, locale, device, and other kinds of support for the Italian language.
 

Codesets

The operating system supports the following coded character sets (codesets) for Italian 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 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) discusses codeset converters and how to use them.
 

Locales

The operating system supports the following Italian locales: it_IT.ISO8859-1 and it_IT.UTF-8, for Italy

Of these locales, only it_IT.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 on the Login window.
 

Keyboards

The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards with Italian characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-LILK442-PI
LK401-AILK444-AI
LK411-AILK471-AI
LK450-AILK47W-AI
LK451-AILK97W-AI
LK461-AIPCXAL-AI
LK46W-AIPCXAL-FI
PCXAL-GI
PCXAL-KI

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 Italian-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LIlk201LK442-PIlk442 or lk44x
LK401-AIlk401LK444-AIlk444 or lk44x
LK411-AIlk411LK471-AIlk471ai or lk471
LK450-AIlk450LK47W-AIlk471ai or lk471
LK451-AIlk450LK97W-AIlk97wai or lk97w
LK461-AIlk461PCXAL-AIpcxalai
LK46W-AIlk461PCXAL-FIpcxalfi
PCXAL-GIpcxalgi
PCXAL-KIpcxalki

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LIitalian lk201li dpLK442-PIitalian lk444ki
italian lk201li twLK444-AIitalian lk444ki
LK401-AIitalian lk401ai dpLK471-AIitalian pcxalgi
italian lk401ai twLK47W-AIitalian pcxalgi
LK411-AIitalian lk411aiPCXAL-AIitalian pcxalgi
LK450-AIitalian lk411aiPCXAL-FIitalian pcxalgi
LK451-AIitalian lk411aiPCXAL-GIitalian pcxalgi
LK461-AIitalian lk411aiPCXAL-KIitalian pcxalgi
LK46W-AIitalian lk411ai

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 i18n_printing(5) for general discussion of printer support options.
 

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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