Specifying the locale

Selecting codesets

SCO provides console fonts for ISO8859-1 through 10 and IBM codepages 437, 850, 852, 860 and 865, and X fonts for ISO8859-1 and IBM 437 and 850. To support, for example, ISO8859-2 under X and scoterm, you must supply your own fonts.

NOTE: The ISO8859-2 to ISO8859-10 codesets are only supported on the character console.

The International Settings Manager allows you to specify both the codeset used internally by the system (in other words, the way in which data is represented when it is written to disk and manipulated by various programs) and the codeset used on the system console.

The single-byte codesets supported by UnixWare systems can represent a maximum of 256 characters. For this reason, you might benefit by setting the internal system and console codesets differently for different uses. For example, the IBM codesets (codepage 437 and codepage 850) contain better line-drawing characters and are useful as console codesets. The ASCII and ISO8859-1 codesets, however, contain all the characters necessary to represent the American English and Western European languages, respectively. Selecting a console codeset which is different from the internal system codeset will set up mappings to ensure that data continues to be interpreted correctly.

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