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Date:      Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:34:38 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: vt(4) iso-8859-1 latin accentuated characters do not show on console
Message-ID:  <20171211173438.86e9fb419ebf545e13b32a0e@sohara.org>
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On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:28:52 +0000
Vitalio D <v.dol_s@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I'm running 11.1-STABLE snapshot from November. By default my vty driver
> is vt(4) as seen from sysctl kern.vty
> kern.vty=vt
> 
> I've tried to configure french keyboard so to be able to see and type
> accentuated characters, but could not succeed.
> 
> I've amended ~/.login_conf with
> me:\
>     :charset=ISO-8859-1:\
>    :lang=fr_FR.ISO-8859-1:

	The vt terminal only supports UTF-8 and will display UTF-8 text
correctly no matter what the locale settings are.

	For typing you'll have to select an appropriate keyboard map that
supports typing accented characters, with us.acc.kbd the compose mechanism
works.

> So my question is: should i file a bug ?

	Only if there's a problem with using the vt console as a UTF-8
terminal.

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



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