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Russian(5)							   Russian(5)



NAME

  Russian, russian - Introduction to Russian language support

DESCRIPTION

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

  Codesets


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

    +  ISO 8859-5 (ISO Latin/Cyrillic)

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

    +  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 pages

       cp855, cp866, and cp1251	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 Russian locale:

    +  ru_RU.ISO8859-5,	for Russia

       The ru_RU.ISO8859-5@ucs4	variant	of this	locale exists for applica-
       tions that need to convert file data in ISO8859-5 format	to UCS-4 pro-
       cess code for certain character-classification operations.

  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 Russian characters printed on the keys:

  _____________________________________________
  VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
  _____________________________________________
  LK401-BT		    LK471-BT
  LK411-BT		    LK47W-BT
  LK461-BT		    LK97W-BT
  LK46W-BT		    PCXAL-HT
			    PCXAL-LT
			    PCXAL-PT
			    PCXAL-QT
			    PCXAL-ST
  _____________________________________________

  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
  Russian-specific information that you	need when loading keymaps.

  Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

  ________________________________________________________
  For VT Style		   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:   Keyboard:	  Select:
  ________________________________________________________
  LK401-BT	 lk401	   LK471-BT	  lk471bt or lk471
  LK411-BT	 lk411	   LK47W-BT	  lk471bt or lk471
  LK461-BT	 lk461	   LK97W-BT	  lk97wbt or lk97w
  LK46W-BT	 lk461	   PCXAL-HT	  pcxalht
			   PCXAL-LT	  pcxallt
			   PCXAL-PT	  pcxalpt
			   PCXAL-QT	  pcxalqt
			   PCXAL-ST	  pcxalst
  ________________________________________________________

  Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

  _______________________________________________________________
  For VT Style			   For PC Style
  Keyboard:	 Select:	   Keyboard:	  Select:
  _______________________________________________________________
  LK401-BT	 russian lk401bt   LK471-BT	  russian pcxalht
  LK411-BT	 russian lk411bt   LK47W-BT	  russian pcxalht
  LK461-BT	 russian lk411bt   PCXAL-HT	  russian pcxalht
  LK46W-BT	 russian lk411bt   PCXAL-LT	  russian pcxallt
				   PCXAL-PT	  russian pcxallt
				   PCXAL-QT	  russian pcxallt
				   PCXAL-ST	  russian pcxallt
  _______________________________________________________________

  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


  The PostScript fonts available for languages supported by the	ISO 8859-5
  codeset are listed on	the iso8859-5(5) reference page.

  Refer	to the i18n_printing(5)	reference page 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),
  iso8859-5(5),	keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

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