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The International Language Environments Guide introduces the internationalization features in the Oracle Solaris operating system (Oracle Solaris OS). The guide contains information on how to use the Oracle Solaris 11 release to build global software products that support a variety of languages and cultural conventions.
In addition, the guide provides pointers to other documentation that includes further information on the internationalization features in this release.
Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document the term “x86” refers to 64-bit systems manufactured using processors compatible with the AMD64 or Intel Xeon/Pentium product families. For supported systems, see the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This guide written for software developers and system administrators who design and support global applications in the current Oracle Solaris operating system.
The guide assumes that you have a working knowledge of the C programming language.
The chapters in this guide are organized as follows:
Chapter 1, Introduction describes the new internationalization and localization features that are available in the current Oracle Solaris release.
Chapter 2, Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support describes Unicode support and steps for migrating from non UTF-8 to UTF-8 locales.
Chapter 3, Working with Languages and Locales describes the locale selection in Gnome Display Manager and procedures for installing additional locales.
Chapter 4, Desktop Keyboard Preferences and Input Methods describes keyboard layout selection in Gnome Display Manager and the console and also input methods.
Chapter 5, Configuring Fonts describes the underlying library for font configuration and lists the available fonts for selected Asian languages.
Chapter 6, Advanced Topics describes code set conversion, international domain name support, interoperability with other platforms, and how to create custom locales.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts