setting up french keyboard
awebster at connectalk.com
Sat Feb 25 06:53:17 PST 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter [mailto:petermatulis at yahoo.ca]
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:34
> To: Webster, Andrew; freebsd-questions
> Subject: RE: setting up french keyboard
> --- "Webster, Andrew" <awebster at connectalk.com> wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> > > questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Peter
> > > Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 22:19
> > > To: freebsd-questions
> > > Subject: setting up french keyboard
> > >
> > > Hi. Does anyone know how I can set up my 5.4 system to output
> > > characters? If so, how?
> > You can set the LANG environment variable. For example setting it
> > fr_CA.ISO8859-1 will produce French Canadian error messages with
> > ISO8859-1 characters.
> > You can see all the available locales with 'locale -a' command.
> > You might need to change the screen fonts for other languages, but
> > default ISO8859-1 set works fine.
> > Only programs that are locale aware will actually output French,
> > will continue to output English.
> Well I changed the LANG variable and my keyboard still outputs
> Ideally I would like to toggle between an English keyboard and a
> one. I got one suggestion to use the kbdcontrol command but that too
> has no effect. Although when I tried the equivalent method of setting
> up in /etc/rc.conf via the keymap variable and rebooted, the console
> (before startx) was affected (the key bindings were still wrong) but
> I entered X-windows I was back to where I started.
Try this when X is running:
setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout ca -variant basic
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