Czech, czech - Introduction to Czech language support
This reference page describes the coded character set (codeset), locale,
device, font, and other kinds of support for the Czech language as used in
the Czech Republic.
The operating system supports the following codesets for Czech by means of locales, codeset converters, or both: ISO 8859-2 (ISO Latin 2)
reference pages for introductory
information on codesets. The
reference page discusses codeset
converters and how to use them.
The operating system provides the following locale for the Czech language and Czech Republic: cs_CZ.ISO8859-2
You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out if this locale is installed on your system. See i18n_intro(5) for information on setting locale.
In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), you need to set locale by setting
the session language. To do this, use the Language menu accessed Options button
of the Login window.
The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards with Czech 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 Czech-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.
Selecting keymaps in xkb format:
|For VT Style||For PC Style|
|LK401-BV||lk401||LK471-BV||lk471bv or lk471|
|LK411-BV||lk411||LK47W-BV||lk471bv or lk471|
|LK461-BV||lk461||LK97W-BV||lk97wbv or lk97w|
Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:
|For VT Style||For PC Style|
|LK401-BV||czech lk401bv||LK471-BV||czech pcxalhv|
|LK411-BV||czech lk411bv||LK47W-BV||czech pcxalhv|
|LK461-BV||czech lk411bv||PCXAL-HV||czech pcxalhv|
|LK46W-BV||czech lk411bv||PCXAL-LU||czech pcxalhv|
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.
For general information on printing support for different languages,
refer to the
reference page. The PostScript fonts available for languages
supported by the ISO 8859-2 codeset are listed on the
Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso8859-2(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)
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