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Motif ALPDWEUR01_U5012 Alpha Motif V1.2-5 Euro Sign Support ECO Summary
TITLE: Motif ALPDWEUR01_U5012 Alpha Motif V1.2-5 Euro Sign Support ECO Summary
Modification Date:  06-JAN-99
Modification Type:  DOCUMENTATION:  Editorial Modification
                      Moved Kit from Motif Directory to
                      DECwindows_Motif Directory on the FTP Site

Modification Date:  29-DEC-98
Modification Type:  New Kit

NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
       for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
       Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
       by typing RUN compressed_file.  The resultant file will
       be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
       can be used to install the ECO.

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 1998.  All rights reserved.

PRODUCT:    DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-5


COMPONENT:  Euro Sign Support 

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:  ALPDWEUR01_U5012
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None 
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  25578 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS 6.2, 6.2-1H1, 6.2-1H2, 6.2-1H3,
                              7.1, 7.1-1H1, 7.1-1H2, 7.1-2, 7.2
     System Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_2
                           2 - To be installed on all systems running
                               the listed version(s) of OpenVMS and
                               using the following feature(s):

                               Euro currency sign

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:


       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:

         There are no dependent kits.  However, you can optionally 
         install kits for Euro-locale support.  See below for details.


An ECO kit exists for DECwindows Motif V1.2-5 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.2
through V7.2.  

New Functionality:

  o  This kit provides Euro sign support for OpenVMS DECwindows 
     Motif Version 1.2-5.  After installing the kit and performing 
     the setup, you can enter and display the Euro sign on OpenVMS 
     DECwindows Motif Version 1.2-5 running on supported versions 
     of OpenVMS.

  o  Once Euro support is enabled on your system, you can display
     the Euro sign with any ISO8859-1 bitmap font on your
     workstation, with no additional setup.  DECwindows
     applications that use standard Latin 1 fonts to display text
     will automatically display the Euro sign for character 0xA4.
     The character set part of the XLFD name of these Latin 1 fonts
     is ISO8859-1.  

     To display the Euro sign in a DECterm window, be sure the 
     following two items are selected in the DECterm General Options 
     dialog box:

       -  UPSS ISO Latin 1

       -  8-Bit Multinational Characters

  o  Once Euro support is enabled, you can enter the Euro sign on
     your workstation with any keyboard attached to your system
     without any additional setup.

     If you use an LK4**-** LK-type keyboard with a *LK401* keymap,
     enter the Euro sign using a LeftCompose + E key sequence; that
     is, press the E key while holding down the LeftCompose key.

     If you use a PC-type keyboard, such as LK44*-**, PCXA*-**, or
     LK97W-**, with a *LK44* keymap, enter the Euro sign using a
     RightAlt + E key sequence.

             LK style                PC style
             ---------------         -------------
             LeftCompose + E         RightAlt + E

     If you use an LK201-** keyboard and keymap, enter the Euro
     sign using the same key sequence you use for the currency
     sign.  For example:

           Compose+Space o x   or   Compose+Space O X
           Compose+Space x o   or   Compose+Space X O
           Compose+Space 0 x   or   Compose+Space 0 X
           Compose+Space x 0   or   Compose+Space X 0

     Note that the RUSSIAN_LK401_BT keymap does not support the
     LeftCompose + E key sequence.

     The POLISH_LK401_BT keymap supports Euro input using the
     LeftCompose + U key sequence.

  o  If you have been entering compose characters with LeftCompose
     key or RightCompose key, you can continue entering the compose
     characters with RightCompose key after installing the Euro

  o  To display and edit the Euro sign in the DECTPU DECwindows
     interface, specify the ISO Latin 1 character set as follows:


Optional Euro-Locale Support:

  o  After Motif Euro support is enabled, a character code 0xA4 is
     always displayed because the Euro sign and the key sequence to
     enter the Euro sign is always in effect, regardless of the
     process's locale and codeset.

     Euro-locale support by the DEC C Run-Time Library is not
     necessary for OpenVMS Motif Euro support.  However, if you
     want to run Motif applications in Euro-locale, you must
     install Euro-locale support, which is included in the
     following kits:

       OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2      VMSI18N072
       OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.1      ALPVMSI18N01_071
       OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2      ALPVMSI18N01_062

     For customer convenience, kit VMSI18N072 ships on the OpenVMS
     Version 7.2 kit.

Known Issues in the ALPDWEUR01_U5012 Kit:

  o  On Alpha workstations running OpenVMS Version 7.2, the Euro
     key sequence for PC keyboards (RightAlt + E) does not work
     because of a problem with mode_switch of the X server.  A
     remedial kit will be issued very soon to solve this problem.

  o  When a Euro sign is pasted or sent to another window
     application on a different platform (such as UNIX) using
     Compound Text format, the character may not be recognized as a
     Euro sign on the other platform.

  o  If a DECwindows Motif language variant kit, such as Japanese
     or Hebrew, is installed, the Euro sign is not supported.

  o  The Euro sign is not provided in DECwindows scalable fonts.
     Applications using scalable fonts cannot display the Euro

  o  You can use EDT to enter Euro characters using EDT's special
     insert function with the character code, but the Euro may not
     display correctly on the screen while you are using the EDT


The images in this kit do not take effect until the system is rebooted.

The installation procedure does not enable Euro support functionality.  
To enable it, perform the following postinstallation setup:

     SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM and add the following 
     line in DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM so that it calls


     and add the following line just after that label:


With Digital Personal Workstations, reboot the system after you have 
successfully completed the steps outlined in the previous two sections.  
(NOTE:  You cannot use DECW$STARTUP to restart the system with Digital 
Personal Workstations)

With other Alpha systems, restart DECwindows using the following command 
after you have successfully completed the installation.


If you have other DECwindows X11 display servers (Workstations) in an 
OpenVMS Cluster system, they should also be rebooted to make use of the 
new images.  If it is not possible or convenient to reboot all X11 
display servers at this time, a rolling reboot can be performed.

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