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euro(5)								      euro(5)



NAME

  euro,	Euro, EUR - Euro currency sign

DESCRIPTION

  The Euro currency is the new currency	for European countries belonging to
  the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Euro currency is scheduled for
  introduction on January 1, 1999. By the end of 2002, the new currency
  should completely replace local currencies for EMU member countries.

  The Euro currency has	its own	euro currency sign, which looks	like an	equal
  sign (=) superimposed	on the capital letter C. Most character	sets do	not
  support this sign. Note that the string EUR can be prepended before mone-
  tary amounts in Euro currency	in the same way	USD is sometimes used to
  specify U. S.	dollars	in certain kinds of financial reports. However,	for
  the euro character itself, the string	C= is the closest representation that
  most of the current character	sets support and this approximation is not
  appropriate for some applications.

  Several character sets have been updated or invented to include the euro
  character. Among these are:

    +  Unicode Version 2.1

    +  ISO/IEC 8859-15 (Latin-9)

    +  Certain DOS and Microsoft code pages

  The following	table specifies	the encoding position of the euro character
  in each of these character sets:

  ___________________________________________
  Character Set			Euro Position
  ___________________________________________
  Unicode Version 2.1		0x20AC
  ISO/IEC 8859-15 (Latin-9)	0xA4
  CP1250 (Windows Latin-2)	0x80
  CP1251 (Windows Cyrillic)	0x88
  CP1252 (Windows Latin-1)	0x80
  CP1253 (Windows Greek)	0x80
  CP1254 (Windows Turkish)	0x80
  CP1255 (Windows Hebrew)	0x80
  CP1256 (Windows Arabic)	0x80
  CP1257 (Windows Baltic)	0x80
  CP1258 (Windows Vietnamese)	0x80
  CP874	(DOS Thai)		0x80
  ___________________________________________






  Locales That Support the Euro	Character


  Tru64	UNIX locales that support the euro character use either	the UTF-8 or
  ISO 8859-15 codeset. The following table lists these locales by language
  and country:

  Catalan (Spain)
	  ca_ES.UTF-8, ca_ES.ISO8859-15

  Danish (Denmark)
	  da_DK.UTF-8, da_DK.ISO8859-15

  Dutch	(The Netherlands)
	  nl_NL.UTF-8, nl_NL.ISO8859-15

  German (Germany)
	  de_DE.UTF-8, de_DE.ISO8859-15

  German (Switzerland)
	  de_CH.UTF-8, de_CH.ISO8859-15

  English (Great Britain)
	  en_GB.UTF-8, en_GB.ISO8859-15

  English (Europe)
	  en_EU.UTF-8@euro (This is a special-purpose locale that is
	  explained following the list.)

  English (U.S.)
	  en_US.UTF-8, en_US.UTF-8@euro, en_US.ISO8859-15

  Finnish (Finland)
	  fi_FI.UTF-8, fi_FI.ISO8859-15

  Flemish (Belgium)
	  nl_BE.UTF-8, nl_BE.ISO8859-15

  French (Belgium)
	  fr_BE.UTF-8, fr_BE.ISO8859-15

  French (Canada)
	  fr_CA.UTF-8, fr_CA.ISO8859-15

  French (France)
	  fr_FR.UTF-8, fr_FR.ISO8859-15

  French (Switzerland)
	  fr_CH.UTF-8, fr_CH.ISO8859-15

  Icelandic (Iceland)
	  is_IS.UTF-8, is_IS.ISO8859-15

  Italian (Italy)
	  it_IT.UTF-8, it_IT.ISO8859-15

  Norwegian (Norway)
	  no_NO.UTF-8, no_NO.ISO8859-15

  Portuguese (Portugual)
	  pt_PT.UTF-8, pt_PT.ISO8859-15

  Spanish (Spain)
	  es_ES.UTF-8, ds_ES.ISO8859-15

  Swedish (Sweden)
	  sv_SE.UTF-8, sv_SE.ISO8859-15

  CDE users can	select .UTF-8 locales by using the Language menu at session
  login	time and selecting languages whose names are followed by "(Unicode)."
  Alternatively, users can set the LANG	environment variable to	one of the
  .UTF-8 locales in a terminal emulation window. The Latin-9 locales can be
  set in a terminal emulation window. When set in a terminal emulation win-
  dow, the locale setting applies to child applications	subsequently invoked
  from that window.

  The @euro locale variants provide LC_MONETARY	definitions for	the euro
  character and	are intended for assignment specifically to the	LC_MONETARY
  locale variable. In these locales, the local currency	sign is	defined	to be
  the euro character and the international currency sign is defined to be
  EUR. The en_US.UTF-8@euro locale defines the radix point to be the period
  (.) and the thousands	separator to be	the comma (,). The en_EU.UTF-8@euro
  locale reverses these	character assignments; the radix point is a comma(,)
  and the thousands separator is a period (.). Because en_EU.UTF-8@euro	is
  intended for assignment only to LC_MONETARY, the locale is useful for
  languages other than English.	For example, support for the euro character
  in Germany can be obtained by	setting	LANG to	de_DE.UTF-8 and	LC_MONETARY
  to en_EU.UTF-8@euro.

				     Note

       The LC_ALL environment variable overrides settings of all locale
       category	variables, such	as LC_MONETARY.	 When setting LC_MONETARY to
       be different from settings for the remainder of locale categories, be
       sure to use the LANG, not the LC_ALL, environment variable.

  Applications that currently assume that one character	of data	is
  represented by one byte of data in file code can more	easily support the
  euro character by running in a .ISO8859-15 locale rather than	a .UTF-8
  locale. Because UTF-8	is basically a multibyte character encoding format,
  programmers cannot assume that one character is equal	to one byte of input
  data.	To run in a .UTF-8 locale, applications	should use functions that
  handle multibyte and wide-character data rather than older functions that
  operate only on single-byte characters. For more information on this topic,
  see Writing Software for the International Market. For more information
  about	UTF-8 and UCS-4	encoding formats, see Unicode(5)

  Codeset Converters That Support the Euro Character


  Codeset converters are available to convert data between encoding formats
  that support the euro	character. Codeset converters can convert file data
  between the following	formats:

    +  Unicode encoding	formats	and the	874 and	125* codepages

    +  Unicode encoding	formats	and ISO	8859-15	(Latin-9)

  For more information about these codeset converters, see iconv_intro(5),
  Unicode(5), code_page(5), and	iso8859-15(5).

  Keyboard Entry of the	Euro Character


  Depending on locale setting and keyboard style, you can use particular key
  sequences to enter the euro character.

  When using a .UTF-8 or .ISO8859-15 locale and	a keyboard that	supports the
  Compose-character entry method, you can use the Compose key input method to
  enter	the euro character. For	Compose-key input, you press and release cer-
  tain keys in sequence, starting with the key defined as the Compose key.
  For the euro character, use one of the following two sequences:

    +  Compose C =

    +  Compose = C

  The following	table lists more efficient key sequences that are supported
  for specific languages and keyboard styles. Note that	the key	sequences in
  the table are	supported only by xkb format keymaps (which are	the default
  for CDE users). When using these key sequences, you hold down	the first key
  while	pressing the other.

  __________________________________________________________
  Keymap Description   VT-Style	Keyboard   PC-Style Keyboard
  __________________________________________________________
  Belgian	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Czech		       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Danish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Dutch		       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  English Canadian     Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Finnish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Flemish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  French	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  French Canadian      Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Swiss	French	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  German	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Swiss	German	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Hungarian	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Italian	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Lithuanian	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Norwegian	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Polish	       Left Compose+U	   Right Alt+u
  Portuguese	       None		   Right Alt+E
  Serb/Croat/Slovene   Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Slovak	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Spanish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Swedish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  Turkish	       Left Compose+E	   Right Alt+E
  United Kingdom       Left Compose+4	   Right Alt+4
  __________________________________________________________

  For more information about keyboards,	keymaps, and character-entry methods,
  see keyboard(5).

  Font Support for the Euro Character


  The operating	system does not	provide	native Unicode fonts that include
  glyphs for the euro character. However, the character	is supported by	a set
  of Latin-9 fonts. The	X font library has been	extended to combine a number
  of fonts together to provide logical Unicode fonts for applications to use.
  The names of these logical fonts end with ISO10646-1.	You can	use the
  xlsfonts utility to find out if these	fonts are installed on your system.

  Printer Support for the Euro Character


  Printing of file data	in UTF-8 or Latin-9 format is supported	by a generic
  PostScript print filter. See wwpsof(8) for information on how	to configure
  this print filter.







SEE ALSO

  Commands: xlsfonts(1X), wwpsof(8)


  Others: code_page(5),	i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5),
  iso8859-15(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

  Writing Software for the International Market