Icelandic, icelandic - Introduction to Icelandic language support
This reference page describes the coded character set (codeset), locale,
device, and other support for the Icelandic language.
The operating system supports the following codesets for Icelandic 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-
+ UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8
UCS-2, UCS-4, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent these encoding
formats in the names of codeset converters. See Unicode(5) for more
+ PC code pages
cp850, cp861, cp865, and cp1252 are the strings that represent these
encoding fomats 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.
The operating system provides the following Icelandic locale:
+ is_IS.ISO8859-1 and is_IS.ISO8859-15 for Iceland
The is_IS.ISO8859-15 locale supports the euro monetary character.
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.
The operating system supports the following VT style and PC style keyboards
with Icelandic characters printed on the keys:
VT Style (105/108 keys) PC Style (102 keys)
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 table supplies
Icelandic-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.
Selecting keymaps in xkb format is not supported for Icelandic. Selecting
keymaps in xmodmap format:
For VT Style Keyboard: Select:
LK201-LU icelandic lk201lu dp
icelandic lk201lu tw
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
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),
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