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Hi all

We sun SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8.

I am having trouble with local fonts and the word from the local dealership is that Sun never was really interested in localisation, hence our problems. Furthermore, they say that especially for Solaris -probably- there's no solution at all.

-  For language support for Netscape, they suggested Mozzila+patches (of a total size of 100MB!).
-  For general Solaris fonts, is seems that there is no solution. So I didn't need to ask about keyboard support...

Our system runs Oracle 9 with tons of local language data (charset iso-8859-7 (Greek)). I am building a series of Java (Swing) applications which we would like to run on the machine itself. Ideally, we would like to use common TT fonts.

Any ideas are welcome.

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Hanno P.S. earned 500 total points
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Don't blame UNIX / Solaris when not understanding how UNIX deals with locales,
please! Sun always (!) was very much interested in localisation support for Solaris. They really were the first to support I18N for example!

Just forget the TT stuff -- your problem seems to be that you have not set the
locale definitions in your environment. Make sure you have entries like this in
the user's profile who stsrats the applications:
LANG=de_DE.ISO8859-1                            export LANG
LC_ALL=de_DE.ISO8859-1                         export LC_ALL
This is for german language support -- and it works fine.
You may check which locales are installed using
locale -a
You should get a list like this here:
POSIX
common
en_US.UTF-8
C
iso_8859_1
de
en
cs_CZ
cs_CZ.ISO8859-2
cz
de.ISO8859-15
de.UTF-8
de_AT
de_AT.ISO8859-1
de_AT.ISO8859-15
de_AT.ISO8859-15@euro
de_CH
de_CH.ISO8859-1
de_DE
de_DE.ISO8859-1
de_DE.ISO8859-15
de_DE.ISO8859-15@euro
fr_CH
de_DE.UTF-8
de_DE.UTF-8@euro
fr_CH.ISO8859-1
hu
hu_HU
hu_HU.ISO8859-2
pl
pl.UTF-8
pl_PL
pl_PL.ISO8859-2
pl_PL.UTF-8
sk_SK
sk_SK.ISO8859-2
iso_8859_2
iso_8859_15

Cheers

JustUNIX

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by:piou
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Thanks justunix. I am starting to test the available locales as we speak.
Would you happen to know if the (correct) locale will make things better in Solaris as well?

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by:piou
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No worries just, everything is ok now! THANKS.
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by:piou
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BTW, is there any keyboard utility for the matter?

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by:Hanno P.S.
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use "man kbd" for keyboard info and "man loadkeys" to learn how to set specific keyboard layout.

Cheers

JustUNIX
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