toggle between english and french (how?)

Peter pmatulis at
Mon Feb 12 19:52:57 UTC 2007

Le Vendredi 9 Février 2007 16:15, Giorgos Keramidas a écrit :
> On 2007-02-09 11:42, Peter <pmatulis at> wrote:
> >Le Vendredi 9 F??vrier 2007 10:26, Giorgos Keramidas a ??crit :
> >> 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 locale/language.
> >
> > Ok.  What I want to be able to do is *occasionally* edit files in
> > French *remotely*.  That's all.
> Then you don't have to change the 'remote' keymap.  Especially not
> the remote *console* keymap.

I was always able to emit French characters locally while in X.

Remotely my shell is bash.  I put:


# Locale setup.
export LANG="C"
export LC_CTYPE="fr_CA.ISO8859-1"
export LC_COLLATE="fr_CA.ISO8859-1"


# Locale setup.
set convert-meta Off
set editing-mode emacs
set input-meta On
set output-meta On

I noticed that a test of creating a directory containing a French 
character failed (it showed a question mark where the character lay) 
until I set up .inputrc.

So everything seems to work now although I haven't tried the console 
method yet.

Thanks a lot for your help.


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