Le Jeudi 8 Février 2007 06:16, Giorgos Keramidas a écrit :
> On 2007-02-08 00:38, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >Le Mercredi 7 F?vrier 2007 16:03, Giorgos Keramidas a ?crit :
> >>> Yes, I tried
> >>>
> >>> fr.iso.acc.kbd
> >>> fr.iso.kbd
> >>> fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd
> >>>
> >>> Maybe I need to inform FreeBSD about the layout of my keyboard.
> >>> All I get are beeps when I hit the special French accent keys.
> >>
> >> This usually means that you are typing 8-bit (i.e. French)
> >> characters at a shell prompt, but you have not set or configured
> >> any locale environment yet, or you have the wrong locale
> >> environment.
> >>
> >> If this is true, and you are hearing the beeps when typing at a
> >> shell prompt, then please tell us which shell you are using and
> >> what you see by typing:
> >>
> >>     % locale
> >
> > This is what I get:
> >
> > LANG=
> > LC_CTYPE="C"
> > LC_COLLATE="C"
> > LC_TIME="C"
> > LC_NUMERIC="C"
> > LC_MONETARY="C"
> > LC_MESSAGES="C"
> > LC_ALL=
>
> Right.  You haven't set any LANG or LC_xxx environment variables.
>
> Try using one of the French locales, and set the following in your
> shell startup scripts:
>
>     LANG='C'
>     LC_COLLATE='fr_CA.ISO8859-1'
>     LC_CTYPE='fr_CA.ISO8859-1'
>
> If you are using GNU bash, you can set in your `.bashrc' file:
>
>     export LANG='C'
>     export LC_COLLATE='fr_CA.ISO8859-1'
>     export LC_CTYPE='fr_CA.ISO8859-1'

Thanks a lot Giorgos.  It works now.  I used the bash method and then 
set up a couple of aliases:

alias french='/usr/sbin/kbdcontrol -l fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd'
alias english='/usr/sbin/kbdcontrol -l us.iso.acc.kbd'

PM
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