International Language Environments Guide

Keyboard Differences

Not all characters on the U.S. keyboard appear on other keyboards. Similarly, other keyboards often contain many characters not visible on the U.S. keyboard.

Any keyboard can be used to input characters from any locale because input is handled by the Oracle Solaris operating system.

Note –

On SPARC® and on x86 based platform machines, the Compose key can be used to produce any Latin character with a diacritic in any of the supported ISO8859 character sets. The Compose key can be used with Latin-based locales, but not with Korean, Chinese, or Japanese locales, except the UTF-8 locales.