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Polish(5)							    Polish(5)



NAME

  Polish, polish - Introduction	to Polish language support

DESCRIPTION

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

  Codesets


  The operating	system supports	the following codesets for Polish by means of
  locales, codeset converters, or both:

    +  ISO 8859-2 (ISO Latin 2)

       ISO8859-2 is the	string that represents this codeset in the names of
       locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-2(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

       cp852 and cp1250	are the	strings	that represent these encoding formats
       in the names of codeset converters.  See	code_page(5) for more infor-
       mation.

  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 Polish locale:

    +  pl_PL.ISO8859-2,	for Poland

       The pl_PL.ISO8859-2@ucs4	variant	of this	locale is also available for
       applications that need to convert ISO8859-2 file	data to	UCS-4 process
       code in order to	perform	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 Polish characters printed on the	keys:

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK401-BP		    LK471-BP
  LK411-BP		    LK47W-BP
  LK461-BP		    LK97W-BP
  LK46W-BP		    PCXAL-HP
			    PCXAL-PP
			    PCXAL-SP
  _____________________________________________

  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 Polish-
  specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK401-BP	 lk401	   LK471-BP	  lk471bp or lk471
  LK411-BP	 lk411	   LK47W-BP	  lk471bp or lk471
  LK461-BP	 lk461	   LK97W-BP	  lk97wbp or lk97w
  LK46W-BP	 lk461	   PCXAL-HP	  pcxalhp
			   PCXAL-PP	  pcxalpp
			   PCXAL-SP	  pcxalsp
  ________________________________________________________

  Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

  _____________________________________________________________
  For VT Style			  For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:	  Keyboard:	 Select:
  _____________________________________________________________
  LK401-BP	 polish	lk401bp	  LK471-BP	 polish	pcxalhp
  LK411-BP	 polish	lk411bp	  LK47W-BP	 polish	pcxalhp
  LK461-BP	 polish	lk411bp	  PCXAL-HP	 polish	pcxalhp
  LK46W-BP	 polish	lk411bp	  PCXAL-PP	 polish	pcxalpp
				  PCXAL-SP	 polish	pcxalhp
  _____________________________________________________________

  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 8859-2
  codeset are listed on	the iso8859-2(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),
  iso8859-2(5),	keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

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