Russian, russian - Introduction to Russian language support
This reference page describes the coded character set (codeset), locale,
device, and other kinds of support for the Russian language.
The operating system supports the following codesets for Russian by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-5 (ISO Latin/Cyrillic)
reference pages for introductory
information on codesets. The
reference page discusses codeset
converters and how to use them.
The operating system provides the following Russian locale: ru_RU.ISO8859-5, for Russia
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 Russian 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 Russian-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.
Selecting keymaps in xkb format:
|For VT Style||For PC Style|
|LK401-BT||lk401||LK471-BT||lk471bt or lk471|
|LK411-BT||lk411||LK47W-BT||lk471bt or lk471|
|LK461-BT||lk461||LK97W-BT||lk97wbt or lk97w|
Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:
|For VT Style||For PC Style|
|LK401-BT||russian lk401bt||LK471-BT||russian pcxalht|
|LK411-BT||russian lk411bt||LK47W-BT||russian pcxalht|
|LK461-BT||russian lk411bt||PCXAL-HT||russian pcxalht|
|LK46W-BT||russian lk411bt||PCXAL-LT||russian pcxallt|
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 PostScript fonts available for languages supported by the ISO 8859-5 codeset are listed on the iso8859-5(5) reference page.
Refer to the
reference page for a discussion
of printer support options.
Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso8859-5(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)
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