Chapter 12. Internationalization

12.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 international languages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 supports the installation of multiple languages and the changing of languages based on your requirements.

  • East Asian Languages - Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
  • European Languages - English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.

The following table lists the fonts and input methods provided for various major languages.

LanguageDefault Font (Font Package)Input Methods

English

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

French

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

German

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

Italian

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

Russian

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

Spanish

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

Portuguese

dejavu-sans-fonts

 

Simplified Chinese

google-noto-sans-cjk-ttc-fonts, google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts

ibus-libpinyin, libpinyin

Traditional Chinese

google-noto-sans-cjk-ttc-fonts, google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts

ibus-libzhuyin, libzhuyin

Japanese

google-noto-sans-cjk-ttc-fonts, google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts

ibus-kkc, libkkc

Korean

google-noto-sans-cjk-ttc-fonts, google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts

ibus-hangul, libhangu

12.2. Notable changes to internationalization in RHEL 8

RHEL 8 introduces the following changes to internationalization compared to RHEL 7:

  • Support for the Unicode 11 computing industry standard has been added.
  • Internationalization is distributed in multiple packages, which allows for smaller footprint installations. For more information, see Using langpacks.
  • The glibc package updates for multiple locales are now synchronized with the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR).