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UNICODE_START


Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 3 Feb 2001
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NAME

unicode_start – put keyboard and console in unicode mode
 

SYNOPSIS

unicode_start

[font [umap]]

 

DESCRIPTION


The
unicode_start

command will put the keyboard and console into Unicode (UTF-8) mode.

For the keyboard this means that one can attach 16-bit U+xxxx values
to keyboard keys using
loadkeys(1),

and have these appear as UTF-8 input to user programs.
Also, that one can type hexadecimal Alt-xxxx using the numeric keypad,
and again produce UTF-8.

For the console this means that the kernel expects UTF-8 output
from user programs, and displays the output accordingly.

The parameter
font

is a font that is loaded. It should have a built-in Unicode map,
or, if it hasn’t, such a map can be given explicitly as second parameter.
When no font was specified, the current font is kept.
 

NOTE

Unicode mode is a parameter with a value per virtual console.
However, usually the font and keymap is common to all consoles.
 

SEE ALSO

dumpkeys(1),

kbd_mode(1),

loadkeys(1),

unicode_stop(1),

utf-8(7),

setfont(8)



 

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