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German(5)							     German(5)

       German, german - Introduction to German language support

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

       The operating system supports the  following  codesets  for  German  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 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	 of  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.

       The  operating system provides the following German locales for differ‐
       ent countries: de_CH.ISO8859-1, de_CH.ISO8859-15, and de_CH.UTF-8,  for
       Switzerland  de_DE.ISO8859-1,  de_DE.ISO8859-15,	 and  de_DE.UTF-8, for

       The de_CH.ISO8859-15 and de_CH.UTF-8 locales support  the  euro	symbol
       for currency. The de_DE.ISO8859-15 and de_DE.UTF-8 locales use the euro
       symbol for currency. Because the locale repertoire does not contain the
       euro  symbol,  de_CH.ISO8859-1  and de_DE.ISO8859-1 continue to use the
       marc 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 language.

       The  operating system supports the following VT style and PC style key‐
       boards with German characters printed on the keys:

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


       For your keyboard to function correctly with your system, you must load
       a  keyboard  mapping  table  (keymap) that is appropriate for your key‐
       board's model and language. If you load a keymap that does  not	corre‐
       spond  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  instruc‐
       tions for loading them in different formats.  The following tables sup‐
       ply German-specific information that you need when loading keymaps.

       Selecting keymaps in xkb format:

       For VT Style		For PC Style
       Keyboard:      Select:	Keyboard:      Select:
       LK411-AG	      lk411	LK471-AG       lk471ag or lk471
       LK450-AG	      lk450	LK47W-AG       lk471ag or lk471
       LK451-AG	      lk450	LK97W-AG       lk97wag or lk97w
       LK461-AG	      lk461	PCXAL-AG       pcxalag
       LK46W-AG	      lk461	PCXAL-FG       pcxalfg
				PCXAL-GG       pcxalgg
				PCXAL-KG       pcxalkg
				PCXAL-TT       pcxaltt

       Selecting keymaps in xmodmap format:

       For     VT			      For     PC
       Style				      Style
       Keyboard:    Select:		      Keyboard:	   Select:
       LK411-AG	    austrian german lk411ag   LK471-AG	   austrian german pcxalgg
       LK450-AG	    austrian german lk411ag   LK47W-AG	   austrian german pcxalgg
       LK451-AG	    austrian german lk411ag   PCXAL-AG	   austrian german pcxalgg
       LK461-AG	    austrian german lk411ag   PCXAL-FG	   austrian german pcxalgg
       LK46W-AG	    austrian german lk411ag   PCXAL-GG	   austrian german pcxalgg
					      PCXAL-KG	   austrian german pcxalgg
					      PCXAL-TT	   austrian german pcxalgg

       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.

       PostScript  fonts for languages supported by the ISO 8859-1 codeset are
       printer resident.

       See i18n_printing(5) for a discussion of printer support options.

       Commands: locale(1)

       Others: code_page(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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