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The set encoding command selects a character encoding. Syntax:
     set encoding {<value>}
     show encoding

Valid values are

  default     - tells a terminal to use its default encoding
  iso_8859_1  - the most common Western European font used by many
                Unix workstations and by MS-Windows. This encoding is
                known in the PostScript world as 'ISO-Latin1'.
  iso_8859_2  - used in Central and Eastern Europe
  iso_8859_15 - a variant of iso_8859_1 that includes the Euro symbol
  koi8r       - popular Unix cyrillic encoding
  koi8u       - ukrainian Unix cyrillic encoding
  cp437       - codepage for MS-DOS
  cp850       - codepage for OS/2, Western Europe
  cp852       - codepage for OS/2, Central and Eastern Europe
  cp1250      - codepage for MS Windows, Central and Eastern Europe

Generally you must set the encoding before setting the terminal type. Note that encoding is not supported by all terminal drivers and that the device must be able to produce the desired non-standard characters. The PostScript, X11 and wxt terminals support all encodings. OS/2 Presentation Manager switches automatically to codepage 912 for iso_8859_2.

Ethan Merritt 2007-03-03