Greek, greek - Introduction to Greek language support
This reference page describes the codeset, locale, device, and other kinds
of support for the Greek language.
The operating system supports the following coded character sets (codesets)
+ ISO 8859-7 (ISO Latin/Greek)
ISO8859-7 is the string that represents this codeset in the names of
locales and codeset converters. Refer to iso8859-7(5) for information
on the ISO Latin/Greek codeset.
+ PC code-page formats (supported through codeset converters only)
cp737, cp869, and cp1253 are the strings that represent these encoding
formats in the names of codeset converters. Refer to code_page(5) for
information on PC code pages.
+ UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8 encoding formats (file data supported through
codeset converters only)
UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent these encoding
formats in the names of codeset converters. Refer to Unicode(5) for
information on these encoding formats.
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.
The operating system provides the following Greek locale:
+ el_GR.ISO8859-7, for Greece
This locale is also available under the name el_GR.ISO8859-7@ucs4 for
applications that need to convert data between ISO8859-7 file format
and UCS-4 process code for character classification operations.
You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out if this locale
is 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.
The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards
VT Style (105/108 keys) PC Style (102 keys)
Greek LK401 LK444
Greek LK471 PCXAL-HH
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 Greek-
specific information that you need when loading keymaps.
Selecting keymaps in xkb format:
For VT Style For PC Style
Keyboard: Select: Keyboard: Select:
LK401 Greek lk401 LK444 lk444 or lk44x
LK411 lk411 LK471-BH lk471bh or lk471
LK461 lk461 LK97W-BH lk97wbh or lk97w
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
For information on setting up and configuring printers for non-English
text, refer to the i18n_printing(5) reference page.
PostScript fonts available for languages supported by the ISO 8859-7
codeset are listed on the iso8859-7(5) reference page.
Others: code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5),
iso8859-7(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)
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