toggle between english and french (how?)

Peter pmatulis at
Wed Feb 7 02:10:13 UTC 2007

Le Mardi 6 Février 2007 17:51, Pietro Cerutti a écrit :
> 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
> keymap="your_keymap"
> 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
> keymap="swissfrench.iso.acc"
> > I would also need to toggle back and forth between English and
> > French.
> man kbdcontrol
> man kbdmap

Tried it.  No dice.

# kbdcontrol -l fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd

Nope.  My (French) keys beep.  That's all.

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