French-Canadian Keyboard & keyboard switching - SOLVED

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Fri May 1 19:12:36 UTC 2009

On Friday 01 May 2009 19:37:52 PJ wrote:
> Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>> Have you tried running "setxkbmap ca multi"?
> Now, here's the weird stuff - ca multi works in Firefox... but not in
> xterm so, the keyboard has to be set from fluxbox... works fine in
> Inkscape, gnucash, abacus, so the real problem is in xterm - and that
> is totally unimportant as long as good ol' English works it it.

You probably have to set LANG. Try running "setenv LANG en_CA.ISO8859-15".
If you can type accented letters then, you need to add something like
this to ~/.login_conf:


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