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
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can be used to install the ECO.
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 1998. All rights reserved.
PRODUCT: DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-5
OP/SYS: DIGITAL OpenVMS Alpha
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ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None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
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.
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for DECwindows Motif V1.2-5 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.2
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
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
To display the Euro sign in a DECterm window, be sure the
following two items are selected in the DECterm General Options
- 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
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:
o Copy SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.TEMPLATE to
SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM and add the following
line in DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM so that it calls
o Copy SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.TEMPLATE to
SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM. In file
DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM, find the label FINAL_SETUP_ENTRY:
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
With other Alpha systems, restart DECwindows using the following command
after you have successfully completed the installation.
$ @SYS$MANAGER:DECW$STARTUP RESTART
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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