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Usage: SET TRANSLATION <character translation table>

The TRANSLATION variable defines a character translation table. By default, ircII assumes that all text processed over the network is in the ISO 8859/1 map, also known as Latin-1. This is identical to standard ASCII, except that it is extended with additional characters in the range 128-255. Many environments by default use the Latin-1 map, such as X Windows, MS Windows, AmigaDOS, and modern ANSI terminals including Digital VT200, VT300, VT400 series and MS-Kermit. However, many older environments use non-standard extensions to ASCII, and yet others use 7-bit national replacement sets.

Some available settings for the TRANSLATION variable:

8-bit sets:
HP_MCS Hewlett Packard Extended Roman 8.
MACINTOSH Apple Macintosh computers and boat anchors.
CP437 Old IBM PC, compatibles and Atari ST.
CP850 New IBM PC compatibles and IBM PS/2.
DEC_MCS DEC Multinational Character Set. VAX/VMS. VT320's and other 8-bit Digital terminals use this set by default, but I recommend changing to Latin-1 in the terminal Set-Up.
DG_MCS Data General Multinational Character Set.
7-bit sets:
ASCII ANSI ASCII, ISO Reg. 006. For American terminals in 7-bit environments. Default.
DANISH Norwegian/Danish.
DUTCH Dutch.
FINNISH Finnish.
FRENCH ISO French, ISO Reg. 025.
FRENCH_CANADIAN French in Canada.
GERMAN ISO German, ISO Reg. 021.
IRV International Reference Version, ISO Reg. 002. For use pedantic in ISO 646 environments.
ITALIAN ISO Italian, ISO Reg. 015.
JIS JIS ASCII, ISO Reg. 014. Japanese ASCII hybrid.
NORWEGIAN_1 ISO Norwegian, Version 1, ISO Reg. 060.
NORWEGIAN_2 ISO Norwegian, Version 2, ISO Reg. 061.
POLISH Converts windows codepage 1250 to ISO-8859-2
POLISH_NOPL Converts both cp1250 and iso8859-2 to latin equivalents
PORTUGUESE ISO Portuguese, ISO Reg. 016.
PORTUGUESE_COM Portuguese on Digital terminals.
RUSSIAN Russian.
RUSSIAN_ALT Alternative Russian.
RUSSIAN_WIN Russian with Windows.
SPANISH ISO Spanish, ISO Reg. 017.
SWEDISH ISO Swedish, ISO Reg. 010.
SWEDISH_NAMES ISO Swedish for Names, ISO Reg. 011.
SWEDISH_NAMES_COM Swedish. Digital, Hewlett Packard.
SWISS Swiss.
UNITED_KINGDOM ISO United Kingdom, ISO Reg. 004.
UNITED_KINGDOM_COM United Kingdom on DEC and HP terminals.


set TRANSLATION was introduced before ircII2.2.
set TRANSLATION was removed in EPIC4pre0.009.
set TRANSLATION was reintroduced in EPIC4-1.1.1.

set_translation.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 16:08 by