We provide language and cultural support for the Netherlands.


To customize your system to recognize certain language and cultural conventions used in the Netherlands, such as date and time formats, currency format, and sorting order, please follow these steps:




Your system has one of several possible keyboards. Although ipanel provides you with a default keyboard configuration, you should either confirm the default or select a different configuration.


When you have made all your selections:


The standard keyboard shipped with most SGI systems can enter only ASCII characters by default. Configured as shipped, it does not allow Dutch users to enter or use non-ASCII characters needed for Dutch or other European languages.

The Netherlands location makes it possible to use non-ASCII characters with most system tools. The US ASCII with Compose key keyboard layout is exactly like the default layout for the (101-key) US keyboard, except that the right Alt key (the key immediately to the right of the space bar) behaves as a Compose key, which makes it possible to enter many non-ASCII characters. See the compose(5) and composetable(5) man pages for more information about using the Compose key.


For further assistance with language and cultural customization questions please contact your local SGI representative.