toggle between english and french (how?)

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Feb 9 15:27:25 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-09 00:53, Peter <pmatulis at> wrote:
>Le Jeudi 8 F??vrier 2007 21:24, Giorgos Keramidas a ??crit :
>>On 2007-02-08 18:57, Peter <pmatulis at> wrote:
>>>Le Jeudi 8 F??vrier 2007 16:32, Apatewna a ??crit :
>>>>O/H Peter έγραψε:
>>>>> Darn.  Now I see that these commands cannot be used via an
>>>>> xterm (remotely via SSH).  Any ideas?
>>>> I always change the locale settings in ~/.login_conf
>>>> For example for the greek language I use :
>>>> me:\
>>>> :charset=iso-8859-7:\
>>>> :lang=el_GR.UTF-8:
>>> I guess I'm achieving the same thing via ~/.profile.  I just need a
>>> way to change keyboard layouts remotely.
>> Do you *really* have to?  I'm setting an X11 keyboard layout on my
>> FreeBSD laptop locally, and it works fine for remote servers which
>> I access through ssh too...
> The French keyboard is significantly different.  I suppose I could have
> a French keyboard by default but it would be quite annoying to work on.
> Is that what you're proposing?

Not really.  I'm just trying to understand why you have to change the
*remote* keyboard map.  The local keyboard map is what really matters,
and this should work fine with the remote shell enrivonment for any

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