zhcon man page

Zhcon — a fast CJK console environment for GNU/Linux and BSD


zhcon [prog]


Zhcon is a fast Linux Console Chinese System which supports framebuffer device.It can display Chinese, Japanese or Korean double byte characters.Supported language encodings include: GB2312, GBK, BIG5, JIS and KSC. It can also use input methods(table based) from M$ pwin98 and UCDOS for M$-DOG.

* Features include:

* Full support for Linux FrameBuffer device(from 640x480x8bpp to 1024x768x32bpp)

* Multiple language support (GB2312, GBK, BIG5, JIS, KSCM)

* Gpm mouse support under GNU/Linux (in progress)

* Mouse support under FreeBSD (finished)

* Auto-detect and convert between GB2312 and BIG5 encoding(like hztty)

* Hot key to change language encoding on the fly

* Can use input method from M$Pwin98 or UCDOS for M$-DOG

If a command line argument (prog) is given, zhcon will  run this program on start instead of a shell and quit when that program exits.  For example:
zhcon screen
will run screen on start

Configure File

On startup, zhcon first try to load configuration from ~/.zhconrc.If failed, it will use /etc/zhcon.conf by default.The configure file has many options that control the behavior of zhcon.See the comments in the file for instruction on customizing zhcon.Comprehensive document can be found in doc/ directory of source package.

Key Summay

CTRL_ALT_H:          active online help
ALT_SPACE:           open/close CJK mode
CTRL_SPACE:          open/close input method
ALT_SPACE:           show/hide input bar
CTRL_,:              toggle Full/Half char mode
CTRL_.:              toggle Chinese symbol
CTRL_F1:             set encode to GB2312
CTRL_F2:             set encode to GBK
CTRL_F3:             set encode to BIG5
CTRL_F4:             set encode to JIS
CTRL_F5:             set encode to KSCM
CTRL_F7:             toggle between nativebar and overspot input style
CTRL_F9:             toggle GB2312/BIG5 auto-detect mode
CTRL_F10:            menu mode
CTRL_ALT_1 - CTRL_ALT_9: switch to input method 1 to 9
CTRL_ALT_0:          English mode

History mode keys:
SHIFT_PAGEUP:        scroll up half screen in history
SHIFT_PAGEDOWN:      scroll down half screen in history
SHIFT_ARROWUP:       scroll up one line in history
SHIFT_ARROWDOWN:     scroll down one in history


ejoy <ejoy@users.sourceforge.net>
Hu Yong <ccpaging@etang.com>
Rick Lei <rick@chinaren.com>

This manpage is written by ejoy.

See Also


zhcon 0.2.6 Chinese zhcon user manual