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Date:      Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:14:45 +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:  <20171211201445.3694e4148bee74ab06d1aa00@sohara.org>
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On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:08:12 +0000
Vitalio D <v.dol_s@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
one.

> 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.

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



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