vt(4) iso-8859-1 latin accentuated characters do not show on console

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Mon Dec 11 20:15:02 UTC 2017

On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:08:12 +0000
Vitalio D <v.dol_s at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> I've put the vt back (i.e put the original (empty in my
> case) /boot/loader.conf ) and set the keymap in rc.conf to fr.iso.kbd.

	Hmm fr.iso.kbd is a syscons keymap, I'm not sure what happens if
you try and load it.

	Try fr.acc.kbd from /usr/share/vt/keymaps - or use kbdmap to pick

> Unfortunately this did not work. When trying to type french 'é' nothing
> happens. When trying to read a french handbook such accent letters are
> just missing, for example french préférez becomes prfrez.

	Hmm sounds like the handbook you tried is in ISO8859-1 not UTF-8.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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