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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       Portuguese,  portuguese  - Introduction to Portuguese language

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       This reference page  describes  the  coded  character  set
       (codeset),  locale, device, and other support for the Portuguese

   Codesets    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system supports the following  codesets  for
       Portuguese  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 information.  UTF-16,
              UCS-4, and UTF-8

              UTF-16, 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,  cp860,  and  cp1252 are the strings
              that represent these encoding formats in the  names
              of  codeset  converters.  See code_page(5) for more

       See  i18n_intro(5)  and  l10n_intro(5)  for   introductory
       information  on  codesets. See iconv_intro(5) for information
 on codeset converters and how to use them.

   Portuguese Locales    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system  provides  the  following  Portuguese
       locales:     pt_PT.ISO8859-1,     pt_PT.ISO8859-15,    and
       pt_PT.UTF-8 for Portugal

       The pt_PT.ISO8859-15 and pt_PT.UTF-8 locales use the  euro
       symbol  for  currency.  Because the pt_PT.ISO8859-1 locale
       repertoire does not contain the euro symbol, it  continues
       to use the escudo currency symbol.

       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.

       In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), you need to set a
       locale  by  setting the session language. To do this, from
       the Options menu of the  Login  window,  choose  Language.
       Then,  from  the  Language  options menu, choose a session

   Keyboards    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system supports the following VT  style  and
       PC  style  keyboards with Portuguese characters printed on
       the keys:

       VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
       LK411-AV                  LK471-AV
       LK412-AV                  LK47W-AV
       LK461-AV                  LK97W-AV
       LK46W-AV                  PCXAL-AV

       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 keyboard(5) for general
 information on keymaps and instructions  for  loading
       them  in  different  formats.  The following tables supply
       Portuguese-specific information that you need when loading

       Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

       For VT Style             For PC Style
       Keyboard:      Select:   Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411-AV       lk411     LK471-AV       lk471av or lk471
       LK412-AV       lk411     LK47W-AV       lk471av or lk471
       LK461-AV       lk461     LK97W-AV       lk97wav or lk97w
       LK46W-AV       lk461     PCXAL-AV       pcxalav
                                PCXAL-FV       pcxalfv
                                PCXAL-GV       pcxalgv
                                PCXAL-KV       pcxalkv
                                PCXAL-NV       pcxal
                                PCCAL-NV       pcxal

       Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

       For VT Style                        For PC Style
       Keyboard:      Select:              Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411-AV       portuguese lk411av   LK471-AV       portuguese pcxalgv
       LK412-AV       portuguese lk411av   LK47W-AV       portuguese pcxalgv
       LK461-AV       portuguese lk411av   PCXAL-AV       portuguese pcxalgv
       LK46W-AV       portuguese lk411av   PCXAL-FV       portuguese pcxalgv
                                           PCXAL-GV       portuguese pcxalgv
                                           PCXAL-KV       portuguese pcxalkv
                                           PCXAL-NV       portuguese pcxalgv
                                           PCCAL-NV       portuguese pcxalgv

       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. See keyboard(5) for information
 on how to enter characters.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       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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