8-bit characters anyone?

Andreas Davour ante at Update.UU.SE
Tue Mar 22 12:07:52 PST 2005

I have an odd problem. I can't get any 8-bit characters
to show up after an upgrade.

On the console nothing happens after I run kbdmap and choose Swedish 
ISO-8859-1. It just beeps, and prints the non-Swedish characters like 

In KDE, after having added my own xmodmap to the .xinitrc file, I though 
that they might appear. No such luck. Even after setting the keyboard 
layout on Control Panel/Regional/Keyboard Layout to Swedish do they not 

Oddly enough, in emacs everything looks like it should!

What am I missing, and what didn't I do after the upgrade?


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