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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       French, french - Introduction to French language support

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

   Codesets    [Toc]    [Back]
       The  operating  system supports the following codesets for
       French 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-page formats

              cp437, cp850, cp863, and  cp1252  are  the  strings
              that  represent these encoding formats in the names
              of locales and codeset converters. See code_page(5)
              for more information.

       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.

   French Locales    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system provides the following French locales
       for      different       countries:       fr_BE.ISO8859-1,
       fr_BE.ISO8859-15,     and    fr_BE.UTF-8    for    Belgium
       fr_CA.ISO8859-1,  fr_CA.ISO8859-15,  and  fr_CA.UTF-8  for
       Canada  fr_CH.ISO8859-1, fr_CH.ISO8859-15, and fr_CH.UTF-8
       for  Switzerland  fr_FR.ISO8859-1,  fr_FR.ISO8859-15,  and
       fr_FR.UTF-8 for France

       Of  these  locales,  only the and locales support the euro
       currency  sign.  In  particular,   the   fr_BE.ISO8859-15,
       fr_BE.UTF-8, fr_FR.ISO8859-15, and fr_FR.UTF-8 locales use
       the euro symbol for currency. However, because the  locale
       repertoire    does    not   contain   the   euro   symbol,
       fr_BE.ISO8859-1 and fr_FR.ISO8859-1 continue  to  use  the
       franc currency symbol.

       You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out
       if  these  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 French characters printed on the

       VT Style (105/108 keys)   PC Style (102 keys)
       LK411-AP                  LK471-AP
       LK450-AP                  LK47W-AP
       LK451-AP                  LK97W-AP
       LK461-AP                  PCXAL-AP
       LK46W-AP                  PCXAL-FP

       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
       French-specific information that  you  need  when  loading

       Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

       For VT Style             For PC Style
       Keyboard:      Select:   Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411-AP       lk411     LK471-AP       lk471ap or lk471
       LK450-AP       lk450     LK47W-AP       lk471ap or lk471
       LK451-AP       lk450     LK97W-AP       lk97wap or lk97w
       LK461-AP       lk461     PCXAL-AP       pcxalap
       LK46W-AP       lk461     PCXAL-FP       pcxalfp
                                PCXAL-GP       pcxalgp
                                PCXAL-KP       pcxalkp

       Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

       For VT Style                    For PC Style
       Keyboard:      Select:          Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411-AP       french lk411ap   LK471-AP       french pcxalgp
       LK450-AP       french lk411ap   LK47W-AP       french pcxalgp
       LK451-AP       french lk411ap   PCXAL-AP       french pcxalgp
       LK461-AP       french lk411ap   PCXAL-FP       french pcxalgp
       LK46W-AP       french lk411ap   PCXAL-GP       french pcxalgp
                                       PCXAL-KP       french pcxalgp

       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.

   Printers    [Toc]    [Back]
       PostScript fonts for languages supported by the ISO 8859-1
       codeset are printer resident.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:locale(1), lp(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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