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1.  Introduction

2.  Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support

3.  Working with Languages and Locales

4.  Desktop Keyboard Preferences and Input Methods

5.  Configuring Fonts

6.  Advanced Topics

A.  Available Locales



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.

About This Book

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.

How This Guide Is Organized

The chapters in this guide are organized as follows:

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

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

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser