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Italian(5)							   Italian(5)



NAME

  Italian, italian - Introduction to Italian language support

DESCRIPTION

  This reference page describes	the codeset, locale, device, and other kinds
  of support for the Italian language.

  Codesets


  The operating	system supports	the following coded character sets (codesets)
  for Italian 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 the 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 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) discusses	codeset	converters
  and how to use them.

  Locales


  The operating	system supports	the following Italian locales:

    +  it_IT.ISO8859-1,	it_IT.ISO8859-15, and it_IT.UTF-8 for Italy

  Of these locales, only it_IT.ISO8859-15 and it_IT.UTF-8 support the euro
  currency 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 on the	Login window.

  Keyboards


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

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK201-LI		    LK442-PI
  LK401-AI		    LK444-AI
  LK411-AI		    LK471-AI
  LK450-AI		    LK47W-AI
  LK451-AI		    LK97W-AI
  LK461-AI		    PCXAL-AI
  LK46W-AI		    PCXAL-FI
			    PCXAL-GI
			    PCXAL-KI
  _____________________________________________

  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
  Italian-specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK201-LI	 lk201	   LK442-PI	  lk442	or lk44x
  LK401-AI	 lk401	   LK444-AI	  lk444	or lk44x
  LK411-AI	 lk411	   LK471-AI	  lk471ai or lk471
  LK450-AI	 lk450	   LK47W-AI	  lk471ai or lk471
  LK451-AI	 lk450	   LK97W-AI	  lk97wai or lk97w
  LK461-AI	 lk461	   PCXAL-AI	  pcxalai
  LK46W-AI	 lk461	   PCXAL-FI	  pcxalfi
			   PCXAL-GI	  pcxalgi
			   PCXAL-KI	  pcxalki
  ________________________________________________________

  Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

  __________________________________________________________________
  For VT Style			      For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:	      Keyboard:	     Select:
  __________________________________________________________________
  LK201-LI	 italian lk201li dp   LK442-PI	     italian lk444ki
		 italian lk201li tw   LK444-AI	     italian lk444ki
  LK401-AI	 italian lk401ai dp   LK471-AI	     italian pcxalgi
		 italian lk401ai tw   LK47W-AI	     italian pcxalgi
  LK411-AI	 italian lk411ai      PCXAL-AI	     italian pcxalgi
  LK450-AI	 italian lk411ai      PCXAL-FI	     italian pcxalgi
  LK451-AI	 italian lk411ai      PCXAL-GI	     italian pcxalgi
  LK461-AI	 italian lk411ai      PCXAL-KI	     italian pcxalgi
  LK46W-AI	 italian lk411ai
  __________________________________________________________________

  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 general discussion	of printer
  support options.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: locale(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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