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kbdmap, vidfont - front end for syscons



      kbdmap, vidfont - front end for syscons


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


      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
      It is strongly recommended to not choose MSDOS codepage keymaps or fonts.
      Use the ISO standard version if available!  X11 does not support MSDOS
      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
      -r, -restore
              Load default font from /etc/rc.conf.
      -s, -show
              Show currently supported languages and exit.
      -v, -verbose
              More warnings.


      LANG  preferred language


      /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)


      The kbdmap and vidfont commands appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.


      Wolfram Schneider 〈〉 wrote the original Perl version.
      The current version was rewritten in C by Jonathan Belson
      〈〉 for FreeBSD 5.0.


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


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