LS—Locking Shift

When you use a locking shift, the character set remains in GL or GR until you use another locking shift. Table 5–15 lists all locking shifts available.

Format

Table 5–15 Mapping Character Sets with Locking Shifts
Locking Shift Code Function
LS0 (locking shift 0)
SI
0/15
Map G0 into GL.(default)
LS1 (locking shift 1)
SO
0/14
Map G1 into GL.
The following locking shift functions are available only in VT Level 4 mode.
LS1R (locking shift 1, right)
ESC
1/11
~
7/14
Map G1 into GR.
LS2 (locking shift 2)
ESC
1/11
n
6/14
Map G2 into GL.
LS2R (locking shift 2, right)
ESC
1/11
}
7/13
Map G2 into GR.
LS3 (locking shift 3)
ESC
1/11
o
6/15
Map G3 into GL.
LS3R (locking shift 3, right)
ESC
1/11
|
7/12
Map G3 into GR.

Examples

The following sequence designates the DEC Technical character set as G1, then maps G1 into GL:

ESC ) >
Designate as G1.
SO
Map G1 into GL.

The following sequences designate the ISO Latin-1 supplemental character set as G2, then map G2 into GR:

ESC . A
Designate as G2.
ESC }
Map G2 into GR.