toggle between english and french (how?)

Pietro Cerutti pietro.cerutti at
Tue Feb 6 22:51:07 UTC 2007

On 2/6/07, Peter <pmatulis at> wrote:
> I have a 6.2 box on which I intend to set up a web server (lighttpd) and
> a file server (samba).  The kicker is that I will need to allow for
> French characters (é, à, ç, etc).  I had such an issue before but only
> managed to solve it at the X level (via xorg.conf).  Now I need to
> solve it at the console level.

put a line like this one in your /etc/rc.conf

where your_keymap is one of the filenames in
/usr/share/syscons/keymaps, without the ending .kbd (e.g. for my swiss
french console I use

> I would also need to toggle back and forth between English and French.

man kbdcontrol
man kbdmap

> Thanks in advance to any responders,

Hope this helps,

> PM

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