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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       Greek, greek - Introduction to Greek language support

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

   Codesets    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system supports the following coded  character
   sets   (codesets)   for   Greek:   ISO  8859-7  (ISO

              ISO8859-7 is the string that represents this  codeset
 in the names of locales and codeset converters.
              See  iso8859-7(5)  for  information  on   the   ISO
              Latin/Greek  codeset.   PC  code-page formats (supported
 through codeset converters only)

              cp737, cp869, and cp1253 are the strings that  represent
 these encoding formats in the names of codeset
 converters. See code_page(5) for information on
              PC  code  pages.  UTF-16, UCS-4, and UTF-8 encoding
              formats (file data supported through  codeset  converters

              UTF-16,  UCS-4, and UTF-8 are the strings that represent
 these encoding formats in the names of codeset
  converters.  See Unicode(5) for information on
              these encoding formats.

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

   Locales    [Toc]    [Back]
       The operating system provides the following Greek locales:

              This  locale  is  also  available  under  the  name
              el_GR.ISO8859-7@ucs4 for applications that need  to
              convert  data  between  ISO8859-7  file  format and
              UCS-4 process  code  for  character  classification
              operations.  el_GR.UTF-8

              UTF-8  locales  support file code and internal process
 code according to ISO 10646 and Unicode  standards.
  File  code,  in  UTF-8 locales, may include
              characters encoded in more than 1 byte;  therefore,
              use  these locales in applications that can process
              multibyte data.

       The el_GR.UTF-8 locale uses the euro symbol for  currency.
       Because  the  el_GR.ISO8859-7  locale  repertoire does not
       contain the euro symbol, it continues to use  the  drachma
       currency symbol.  See euro(5).

       You can use the locale command (see locale(1)) to find out
       if  this  locale  is  installed  on   your   system.   See
       i18n_intro(5) for information on setting a 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 for Greek:

       VT-Style (105/108 keys)   PC-Style (102 keys)
       LK411                     LK471-BH
       LK461                     LK97W-BH
       Greek LK471               PCXAL-HH

       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
       Greek-specific  information  that  you  need  when loading

       Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

       For VT-Style             For PC-Style
       Keyboard:      Select:   Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411          lk411     LK471-BH       lk471bh or lk471
       LK461          lk461     LK97W-BH       lk97wbh or lk97w
                                PCXAL-HH       pcxalhh
                                PCXAL-LH       pcxallh

       Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

       For PC-Style
       Keyboard:      Select:
       PCXAL-HH       greek pcxalhh
       PCXAL-LH       greek pcxallh

       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]
       For information on setting up and configuring printers for
       non-English text, see i18n_printing(5).

       PostScript  fonts available for languages supported by the
       ISO 8859-7 codeset are listed in iso8859-7(5).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: locale(1)

       Others:  code_page(5),  i18n_intro(5),   i18n_printing(5),
       iconv_intro(5),  iso8859-7(5), keyboard(5), l10n_intro(5),

       Writing Software for the International Market

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