toggle between english and french (how?)
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Feb 8 11:17:26 UTC 2007
On 2007-02-08 00:38, Peter <pmatulis at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>Le Mercredi 7 F?vrier 2007 16:03, Giorgos Keramidas a ?crit :
>>> Yes, I tried
>>> Maybe I need to inform FreeBSD about the layout of my keyboard.
>>> All I get are beeps when I hit the special French accent keys.
>> This usually means that you are typing 8-bit (i.e. French) characters
>> at a shell prompt, but you have not set or configured any locale
>> environment yet, or you have the wrong locale environment.
>> If this is true, and you are hearing the beeps when typing at a shell
>> prompt, then please tell us which shell you are using and what you
>> see by typing:
>> % locale
> This is what I get:
Right. You haven't set any LANG or LC_xxx environment variables.
Try using one of the French locales, and set the following in your shell
If you are using GNU bash, you can set in your `.bashrc' file:
If you are using tcsh, the commands for `.cshrc' are slightly different:
setenv LANG 'C'
setenv LC_COLLATE 'fr_CA.ISO8859-1'
setenv LC_CTYPE 'fr_CA.ISO8859-1'
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