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Hebrew(5)							    Hebrew(5)



NAME

  Hebrew, hebrew - Introduction	to Hebrew language support

DESCRIPTION

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

  Codesets


  The operating	system supports	the following coded character sets (codesets)
  for Hebrew by	means of locales, codeset converters, or both:

    +  ISO 8859-8 (ISO Latin/Hebrew)

       ISO8859-8 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, 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

       cp862 and cp1255	are the	strings	that represent these encoding formats
       in the names of codeset converters.  See	code_page(5) for more infor-
       mation.

  See the iso8859-8(5) reference page for information on the ISO Latin/Hebrew
  codeset.  See	the i18n_intro(5) and l10n_intro(5) reference pages for
  introductory information on codesets.

  Locales


  The operating	system provides	the following Hebrew locale:

    +  he_IL.ISO8859-8,	for Israel

       This locale is also available under the name he_IL.ISO8859-8@ucs4 for
       use by applications that	need to	convert	file data in ISO8859-8 format
       to UCS-4	process	code for special operations on characters.

       For backward compatibility, iw_IL.ISO8859-8 is supported	as an alias
       for he_IL.ISO8859-8.

  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 Hebrew characters printed on the	keys:

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK201-LT		    LK471-AT
  LK401-LT		    LK97W-AT
  LK411-LT		    PCXAL-KT
  LK433-LT
  _____________________________________________

  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 key-
  board(5) reference page for general information on keymaps and instructions
  for loading them in different	formats. The following tables supply Hebrew-
  specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK201-LT	 lk201	   LK471-AT	  lk471at or lk471
  LK401-LT	 lk401	   LK97W-AT	  lk97wat or lk97w
  LK411-LT	 lk411	   PCXAL-KT	  pcxalkt
  LK433-LT	 lk433
  ________________________________________________________

  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 fonts available for languages supported by the ISO 8859-8	codeset	are
  listed in iso8859-8(5). See i18n_printing(5) for discussion of printer sup-
  port options.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: locale(1)

  Others: code_page(5),	i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5),
  iso8859-8(5),	keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)


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