how to set up UTF8 russian in -current?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Wed Jun 16 13:15:08 UTC 2010

My system is amd64 r209195.

I was wondering if the user localisation
section of the handbook is a bit out of date:

The handbook suggests using cons25r, whereas
the default console type in /etc/ttys is now xterm.
And keeping cons25r together with relevant fonts,
screenmap and keymap in /etc/rc.conf doesn't seem
to work anymore.

Also, the latest I can find on UTF8 in FreeBSD
is this thread:

I tried to follow the advice given in this thread,
namely I've rebuilt the kernel with TEKEN_UTF8
(it seems the other option mentioned, TEKEN_XTERM, is no
longer valid), and set LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8
in my shell. This didn't seem to have any effect.

Please advise
many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
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