setting up french keyboard

Webster, Andrew awebster at
Fri Feb 24 07:03:18 PST 2006

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> questions at] On Behalf Of Peter
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 22:19
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> Subject: setting up french keyboard
> Hi.  Does anyone know how I can set up my 5.4 system to output French
> characters?  If so, how?

You can set the LANG environment variable.  For example setting it to
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 the
default ISO8859-1 set works fine.  
Only programs that are locale aware will actually output French, others
will continue to output English.


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