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French(5)							    French(5)



NAME

  French, french - Introduction	to French language support

DESCRIPTION

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

  Codesets


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

    +  ISO 8859-1 (ISO Latin-1)

       ISO8859-1 is the	string that represents this codeset in the names of
       locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-1(5)	for more information.

    +  ISO 8859-15 (ISO	Latin-9)

       ISO8859-15 is the string	that represents	this codeset in	the names of
       locales and codeset converters. See iso8859-15(5) for more informa-
       tion.

    +  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-page formats

       cp437, cp850, cp863, and	cp1252 are the strings that represent these
       encoding	formats	in the names of	locales	and 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.

  French Locales


  The operating	system provides	the following French locales for different
  countries:

    +  fr_BE.ISO8859-1,	fr_BE.ISO8859-15, and fr_BE.UTF-8 for Belgium

    +  fr_CA.ISO8859-1 and fr_CA.ISO8859-15 for	Canada

    +  fr_FR.ISO8859-1,	fr_FR.ISO8859-15, and fr_FR.UTF-8 for France

  Of these locales, only the .ISO8859-15 and .UTF-8 locales support the	Eeuro
  currency sign.

  You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out if	these 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 on the	Login window.

  Keyboards


  The operating	system supports	the following VT style and PC style keyboards
  with French characters printed on the	keys:

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK201-LP		    LK442-PP
  LK401-AP		    LK444-AP
  LK411-AP		    LK471-AP
  LK450-AP		    LK47W-AP
  LK451-AP		    LK97W-AP
  LK461-AP		    PCXAL-AP
  LK46W-AP		    PCXAL-FP
			    PCXAL-GP
			    PCXAL-KP
  _____________________________________________

  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 French-
  specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK201-LP	 lk201	   LK442-PP	  lk442	or lk44x
  LK401-AP	 lk401	   LK444-AP	  lk444	or lk44x
  LK411-AP	 lk411	   LK471-AP	  lk471ap or lk471
  LK450-AP	 lk450	   LK47W-AP	  lk471ap or lk471
  LK451-AP	 lk450	   LK97W-AP	  lk97wap or lk97w
  LK461-AP	 lk461	   PCXAL-AP	  pcxalap
  LK46W-AP	 lk461	   PCXAL-FP	  pcxalfp
			   PCXAL-GP	  pcxalgp
			   PCXAL-KP	  pcxalkp
  ________________________________________________________

  Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:






  ____________________________________________________________________
  For VT Style				 For PC	Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:		 Keyboard:	Select:
  ____________________________________________________________________


  LK201-LP				 LK442-PP	french lk444kp

		 belgian french
		 lk201lp dp
					 LK444-AP	french lk444kp

		 belgian french
		 lk201lp tw
  LK401-AP				 LK471-AP	french pcxalgp

		 belgian french
		 lk401ap dp
					 LK47W-AP	french pcxalgp

		 belgian french
		 lk401ap tw
  LK411-AP	 french	lk411ap		 PCXAL-AP	french pcxalgp
  LK450-AP	 french	lk411ap		 PCXAL-FP	french pcxalgp
  LK451-AP	 french	lk411ap		 PCXAL-GP	french pcxalgp
  LK461-AP	 french	lk411ap		 PCXAL-KP	french pcxalgp
  LK46W-AP	 french	lk411ap
  ____________________________________________________________________

  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


  PostScript fonts for languages supported by the ISO 8859-1 codeset are
  printer resident.

SEE ALSO

  Commands:locale(1), lp(1)

  Others: code_page(5),	euro(5), i18n_intro(5),	i18n_printing(5),
  iconv_intro(5), iso8859-1(5),	iso8859-15(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5),
  Unicode(5)

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