koi8rxterm is a wrapper around the
program that invokes the latter program with the KOI8RXTerm X
resource class set.
All arguments to
koi8rxterm are passed to
xterm without processing; the
-k8 options should not be specified because they are used by the wrapper.
xterm manual page for more information on
The environments locale settings (see ENVIRONMENT below) are
used to discern the locales character set.
If no current locale can be determined, the locale ru_RU.KOI8-R
(the Russian language as used in the territory of Russia, with the KOI8-R
character set) is assumed.
utility is used to determine whether the system supports the selected
If it does not,
koi8rxterm will exit with an error and report the output of
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 system, the xfonts-cyrillic package provides the
koi8rxterm uses by default.
To change the fonts
koi8rxterm uses, edit the
A similar wrapper,
is available for Unicode UTF-8 environments.