Simplified Chinese Solaris User's Guide

Locale Attributes

A locale contains the culturally specific information and conventions of the language for a particular global region. Each process in the Solaris Operating System has the following set of locale attributes:

Simplified Chinese Locales

The Simplified Chinese Solaris Operating System provides simultaneous support for the locales in the following table. The locales look the same to the end user, but the internal character encoding is different.

Table 1–1 Simplified Chinese Locales

Locale 

Description 

zh_CN.EUC (zh)

Simplified Chinese EUC (GB2312) 

zh_CN.GBK (zh.GBK)

Simplified Chinese GBK 

zh_CN.GB18030

Simplified Chinese GB18030-2000 

zh_CN.UTF-8 (zh.UTF-8)

Simplified Chinese UTF-8 (Unicode 3.2) 

Simplified Chinese Code Sets

The following table lists supported code sets for each Simplified Chinese locale.

Table 1–2 Simplified Chinese Code Sets

Locale 

Code Set 

zh_CN.EUC (zh)

gb2312 

zh_CN.GBK (zh.GBK)

GBK 

zh_CN.GB18030

GB18030–2000 

zh_CN.UTF-8 (zh.UTF-8)

UTF-8 

Simplified Chinese Input Methods and Fonts

The Simplified Chinese Solaris Operating System provides input methods and fonts for the locales shown in the lists and tables in this section.

The following input methods are supported for the zh locale:

The following input methods are supported for the zh_CN.GB18030 locale:

For a complete list of fonts supported for the Simplified Chinese locales, see Bitmap and TrueType Fonts.

Input Method Auxiliary Window

The input method auxiliary window supports the following functions.