setting up french keyboard
petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Sun Feb 26 12:22:01 PST 2006
--- "Webster, Andrew" <awebster at connectalk.com> wrote:
> > -----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
Hey! This works in my X windows (Ã©, Ã¨, Ã§, Ã , Ãª, Ã¯) but my terminal
emits beeps. Is this normal? Is the an easier way (X gadget) to toggle
back or do I need to always use the setxkbmap command?
$ setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout ca -variant basic
$ setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout us -variant basic
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