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Your system's support for a character set depends upon whether the appropriate codepage has been compiled into your operating system kernel or if it is available as a module. So if you wish to display Russian Cyrillic characters:
The first Links settings for character sets are accessed from your Setup --> Character set submenu option. Select the appropriate character set for your terminal, and press return or click it with a mouse. Return to the Setup submenu and select or click on "Save options" (or press the <ESC>-s-s key sequence).
For more information about setting your system's character set, see Linux terminal's setfont(8) or consolechars(8). For the X Window System, the manpages xterm(1x), xfontsel(1x), xlsfonts(1x) and the file <root>/fonts/misc/fonts.alias will be of use.
If you are not sure which character set to use, see the table below [2.2.2]. It has a short description of each character set, along with links to web pages (in English) for more information.
The second Links settings is under the View --> Assume Character Set submenu option. This option forces the display of web pages using a default (or "assumed") character set for web pages which do not contain the element and attributes
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">,
where "ISO-8859-1" is the character set used by the author of the page.
Select again your preferred character set, and press enter or click. Return to the same submenu, and click / press enter on the "Set default" option. Or more quickly, press this key sequence: <ESC>-v-a-d.
|us-ascii||7-bit ASCII||"The common denominator of all modern character sets..."||Info: <ISO-646>|
|ISO-8859-1||Latin-1||Most West European languages.||Info: <ISO-8859-1>;|
|ISO-8859-2||Latin-2||Central and eastern Europe languages (Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian).||Info: <Latin-2 Resources>|
|ISO-8859-5||Cyrillic||Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and pre-1990 Ukrainian.||Info: <ISO-8859-5> and <Cyrillic>|
|windows-1250||Window$ 1250||M$ equivalent to Latin-2||<DOS/Windows codepages>|
|cp437||DOS_LatinUS to Unicode||(US-ascii)|
|cp850||DOS_Latin-1 to Unicode|
|cp852||DOS_Latin-2 to Unicode|
|cp866||DOS_CyrillicRussian||<DOS/Windows codepages> and <Cyrillic>|
|cp1125||IBM Ukraine (PC)|
|x-mac-ce||Mac latin 2||Czech character set.|
|x-kam-cs||Kamenicky Brothers||Czech character set.|
|User Reference Manual for Links Version 0.82||
Revision Date: 2000-05-31
Copyright (C) 2000 Cliff Cunnington, <email@example.com>
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