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kbdmap, vidfont - front end for syscons

 

NAME

      kbdmap, vidfont - front end for syscons
 

SYNOPSIS

      kbdmap [-K] [-V] [-d | -default] [-h | -help] [-l | -lang language]
             [-p | -print] [-r | -restore] [-s | -show] [-v | -verbose]
 

DESCRIPTION

      The kbdmap utility allows easy setting of available keymaps.  The vidfont
      command allows the setting of fonts.  Both examine a database for the
      keymaps and fonts.  Descriptions are in English by default, but may also
      be in other languages.  These programs are interactive and expect to run
      in a terminal to get required input (e.g., a keymap selection) from the
      user.
 
      It is strongly recommended to not choose MSDOS codepage keymaps or fonts.
      Use the ISO standard version if available!  X11 does not support MSDOS
      codepage.
 
      The following options are available:
 
      -K      Run as command kbdmap.
 
      -V      Run as command vidfont.
 
      -d, -default
              Use default language.  Ignore LANG environment variable.
 
      -h, -help
              Print options and exit.
 
      -l, -lang language
              Use language for description and menu.
 
      -p, -print
              Print description of available keymaps or fonts to stdout and
              exit.
 
      -r, -restore
              Load default font from /etc/rc.conf.
 
      -s, -show
              Show currently supported languages and exit.
 
      -v, -verbose
              More warnings.
 

ENVIRONMENT

      LANG  preferred language
 

FILES

      /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/INDEX.keymaps  database for keymaps
      /usr/share/syscons/fonts/INDEX.fonts      database for fonts
      /etc/rc.conf                              default font
      /usr/X11/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias      describe common LANG values
      dialog(1), kbdcontrol(1), vidcontrol(1), kbdmap(5), rc.conf(5)
 

HISTORY

      The kbdmap and vidfont commands appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.
 

AUTHORS

      Wolfram Schneider 〈wosch@FreeBSD.org〉 wrote the original Perl version.
      The current version was rewritten in C by Jonathan Belson
      〈jon@witchspace.com〉 for FreeBSD 5.0.
 

BUGS

      The kbdmap and vidfont utilities work only on a (virtual) console and not
      with X11.
 

Sections

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