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NAME

Russian, russian - Introduction to Russian language support  

DESCRIPTION

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

Codesets

The operating system supports the following codesets for Russian by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-5 (ISO Latin/Cyrillic)

ISO8859-5 is the string that represents this codeset in the names of locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-5(5) for more information. UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8
UCS-2, UCS-4, ucs4, 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
cp855, cp866, and cp1251 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.
 

Locales

The operating system provides the following Russian locale: ru_RU.ISO8859-5, for Russia

The [email protected] variant of this locale exists for applications that need to convert file data in ISO8859-5 format to UCS-4 process code for certain character-classification operations.

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 Russian characters printed on the keys:


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

LK401-BTLK471-BT
LK411-BTLK47W-BT
LK461-BTLK97W-BT
LK46W-BTPCXAL-HT
PCXAL-LT
PCXAL-PT
PCXAL-QT
PCXAL-ST

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 StyleFor PC Style
Keyboard:Select:Keyboard:Select:

LK401-BTlk401LK471-BTlk471bt or lk471
LK411-BTlk411LK47W-BTlk471bt or lk471
LK461-BTlk461LK97W-BTlk97wbt or lk97w
LK46W-BTlk461PCXAL-HTpcxalht
PCXAL-LTpcxallt
PCXAL-PTpcxalpt
PCXAL-QTpcxalqt
PCXAL-STpcxalst

Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:


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

LK401-BTrussian lk401btLK471-BTrussian pcxalht
LK411-BTrussian lk411btLK47W-BTrussian pcxalht
LK461-BTrussian lk411btPCXAL-HTrussian pcxalht
LK46W-BTrussian lk411btPCXAL-LTrussian pcxallt
PCXAL-PTrussian pcxallt
PCXAL-QTrussian pcxallt
PCXAL-STrussian 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 keyboard(5) reference page for information on how to enter characters.
 

Printers

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 i18n_printing(5) reference page for a discussion of printer support options.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands: locale(1)

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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Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
Codesets
Locales
Keyboards
Printers
SEE ALSO

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