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German(5)							    German(5)



NAME

  German, german - Introduction	to German language support

DESCRIPTION

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

  Codesets


  The operating	system supports	the following codesets for German 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, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent these encoding
       formats in names	of locales and codeset converters. See Unicode(5) for
       more information.

    +  PC code pages

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

  Locales


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

    +  de_CH.ISO8859-1,	de_CH.ISO8859-15, and de_CH.UTF-8, for Switzerland

    +  de_DE.ISO8859-1,	de_DE.ISO8859-15, and de_DE.UTF-8, for Germany


  Only the .UTF-8 and ISO8859-15 locales support the euro monetary sign.

  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 German characters printed on the	keys:

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK201-LG		    LK442-PG
  LK201-NG		    LK444-AG
  LK401-AG		    LK471-AG
  LK411-AG		    LK47W-AG
  LK450-AG		    LK97W-AG
  LK451-AG		    PCXAL-AG
  LK461-AG		    PCXAL-FG
  LK46W-AG		    PCXAL-GG
			    PCXAL-KG
			    PCXAL-TT
  _____________________________________________

  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 German-
  specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK201-LG	 lk201	   LK442-PG	  lk442	or lk44x
  LK201-NG	 lk201	   LK444-AG	  lk444	or lk44x
  LK401-AG	 lk401	   LK471-AG	  lk471ag or lk471
  LK411-AG	 lk411	   LK47W-AG	  lk471ag or lk471
  LK450-AG	 lk450	   LK97W-AG	  lk97wag or lk97w
  LK451-AG	 lk450	   PCXAL-AG	  pcxalag
  LK461-AG	 lk461	   PCXAL-FG	  pcxalfg
  LK46W-AG	 lk461	   PCXAL-GG	  pcxalgg
			   PCXAL-KG	  pcxalkg
			   PCXAL-TT	  pcxaltt
  ________________________________________________________

  Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:






  _________________________________________________________________________
  For VT Style				     For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:		     Keyboard:	    Select:
  _________________________________________________________________________


  LK201-LG				     LK442-PG

		 austrian german lk201lg
		 dp


							    austrian german
							    lk444kg
					     LK444-AG

		 austrian german lk201lg
		 tw


							    austrian german
							    lk444kg
  LK201-NG				     LK471-AG

		 austrian german lk201ng
		 dp


							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
					     LK47W-AG

		 austrian german lk201ng
		 tw


							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK401-AG	 austrian german lk401ag     PCXAL-AG

							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK411-AG	 austrian german lk411ag     PCXAL-FG

							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK450-AG	 austrian german lk411ag     PCXAL-GG

							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK451-AG	 austrian german lk411ag     PCXAL-KG

							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK461-AG	 austrian german lk411ag     PCXAL-TT

							    austrian german
							    pcxalgg
  LK46W-AG	 austrian german lk411ag
  _________________________________________________________________________

  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 i18n_printing(5) 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),
  iso8859-1(5),	iso8859-15(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), unicode(5)

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