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NAME

       charset - Set an ACM for use in one of the G0/G1 charset slots.

SYNOPSIS

       charset [-v] G0|G1 [cp437|iso01|vt100|user|<acm_name>]

DESCRIPTION

       The  linux  console has 2 slots for charsets, labeled G0 and G1.  charset changes the slot
       in use by the current VT to either G0 or G1, and fills the slot either with one of  the  3
       predefined ACMs (cp437, iso01, vt100) or with a user-defined ACM.

       You  can  ask  for the current user-defined ACM by specifying user, or ask a new ACM to be
       loaded from a file into the user slot, by specifying a filename.

       You will note that, although each VT has its own slot settings, there is  only  one  user-
       defined  ACM  for  all  the  VTs.   That  is, whereas you can have tty1 using G0=cp437 and
       G1=vt100, at the same time as tty2 using G0=iso01 and G1=iso02 (user-defined), you  cannot
       have  at the same time tty1 using iso02 and tty2 using iso03.  This is a limitation of the
       linux kernel.

       Note that you can emulate such a setting using the filterm(1) utility, with  your  console
       in UTF8-mode, by telling filterm to translate screen output on-the-fly to UTF8.

       You'll  find filterm(1) in the konwert(1) package, by Marcin Kowalczyk, which is available
       from http://qrczak.home.ml.org/.

OPTIONS

       -v     be verbose.  charset will then print what it does as it does it.

BUGS

       charset cannot determine which of the 2 slots is in use at a given time, so  you  have  to
       tell him which one you want, even if you don't want to change to the other one.  This is a
       limitation of the console driver.

SEE ALSO

       consolechars(8), unicode_start(1), filterm(1).