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NAME

Norwegian, norwegian - Introduction to Norwegian language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Norwegian 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, 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.
 

Norwegian Locales

The operating system provides the following Norwegian locales: no_NO.ISO8859-1 and no_NO.UTF-8 for Norway

Of these locales, only no_NO.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 Norwegian characters printed on the keys:


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

LK201-LNLK442-PN
LK201-RNLK444-AN
LK401-ANLK471-AN
LK402-ANLK47W-AN
LK411-ANLK97W-AN
LK412-ANPCXAL-AN
LK450-ANPCXAL-FN
LK451-ANPCXAL-GN
LK461-ANPCXAL-KN
LK46W-ANPCXAL-NN
PCCAL-NN

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 Norwegian-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

Selecting keymaps in xkb format:


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

LK201-LNlk201LK442-PNlk442 or lk44x
LK201-RNlk201LK444-ANlk444 or lk44x
LK401-ANlk401LK471-ANlk471an or lk471
LK402-ANlk401LK47W-ANlk471an or lk471
LK411-ANlk411LK97W-ANlk97wan or lk97w
LK412-ANlk411PCXAL-ANpcxalan
LK450-ANlk450PCXAL-FNpcxalfn
LK451-ANlk450PCXAL-GNpcxalgn
LK461-ANlk461PCXAL-KNpcxalkn
LK46W-ANlk461PCXAL-NNpcxal
PCCAL-NNpcxal

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK201-LNnorwegian lk201ln dpLK442-PNnorwegian lk444kn
norwegian lk201ln twLK444-ANnorwegian lk444kn
LK201-RNnorwegian lk201rn dpLK471-ANnorwegian pcxalgn
norwegian lk201rn twLK47W-ANnorwegian pcxalgn
LK401-ANnorwegian lk401an dpPCXAL-ANnorwegian pcxalgn
norwegian lk401an twPCXAL-FNnorwegian pcxalgn
LK402-ANnorwegian lk401an dpPCXAL-GNnorwegian pcxalgn
norwegian lk401an twPCXAL-KNnorwegian pcxalkn
LK411-ANnorwegian lk411anPCXAL-NNnorwegian pcxalgn
LK412-ANnorwegian lk411anPCCAL-NNnorwegian pcxalgn
LK450-ANnorwegian lk411an
LK451-ANnorwegian lk411an
LK461-ANnorwegian lk411an
LK46W-ANnorwegian lk411an

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. Refer to i18n_printing(5) for 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
Norwegian Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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