koi8rxterm [ xterm-options ]
koi8rxterm is a wrapper around the xterm(1) program that invokes the
latter program with the "KOI8RXTerm" X resource class set. All argu-
ments to koi8rxterm are passed to xterm without processing; the -class
and -k8 options should not be specified because they are used by the
wrapper. See the xterm manual page for more information on xterm-
The environment's locale settings (see "ENVIRONMENT" below) are used to
discern the locale's character set. If no current locale can be deter-
mined, the locale "ru_RU.KOI8-R" (the Russian language as used in the
territory of Russia, with the KOI8-R character set) is assumed. The
locale(1) utility is used to determine whether the system supports the
selected locale. If it does not, koi8rxterm will exit with an error
and report the output of locale.
Note: koi8rxterm may produce unexpected results if the current locale
is set to one in which the KOI8-R character encoding is not supported,
or if fonts using that encoding are not available. In the Debian sys-
tem, the "xfonts-cyrillic" package provides the fonts that koi8rxterm
uses by default. To change the fonts koi8rxterm uses, edit the
A similar wrapper, uxterm(1), is available for Unicode UTF-8 environ-
LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LANG
The values of these variables are checked, in order, to deter-
mine the character set used by the current locale.
koi8rxterm was written by Branden Robinson and is very heavily based on
uxterm, by Thomas Dickey. The assistance of Jurij Smakov was invalu-
able in sanity-checking its operation.
locale(1), locale(7), uxterm(1), xterm(1)
Patch #297 2013-09-10 KOI8RXTERM(1)
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