UK keyboard and missing ? character

Darren darren at
Thu Aug 14 04:06:33 PDT 2003

Hello Jez,

Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately this and many variations don't
allow me to use the £ (UK pound) character.  I've spent some more time
searching around and hav'nt found a working solution, yet.

Of those UK people with a working £ character, what rc.conf* settings
do you use?

Many thanks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 3:25:16 PM, you wrote:

JH> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:22:34PM +0100, Darren wrote:
>> I can't use the ? (pound) character under FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE, i've
>> tried with console and remotely logging in.
>> I have my keymap set to the uk.cp850, here are some of my rc.conf options
>> keymap="uk.cp850"
>> keychange="YES"
>> font8x8="YES"
>> keyrate="250.34"
>> allscreens_flags=""     # Set this vidcontrol mode for all virtual screens
>> allscreens_kbdflags=""  # Set this kbdcontrol mode for all virtual screens
JH> This works for me:

JH> #
JH> # Auxiliary devices
JH> #
JH> # vid/keybd mode settings:
JH> keymap="uk.cp850"
JH> keyrate="fast"
JH> font8x8="swiss-8x8"
JH> allscreens_flags="-h 14500 80x50"

JH> the scrollback buffer 14500 might be overkill, remove it or set it
JH> lower to your taste. 80x50 is quite a nice resolution, again up to you.
JH> I think the 'fast' keyrate is equivalent to 250.34 IIRC.

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