On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 07:28:52PM -0600, Kevin Monceaux wrote: > Fellow FreeBSD Fans, > > I've been running FreeBSD on a web/mail server, which I only have remote > access to, for a while now. At home I've been running Linux since the 1.xx > kernel days but am considering switching my desktop box to FreeBSD. > > I never given much thought to my locale setting until recently. I'm about > to start participating in an online Spanish study group, via e-mail, and > might also be following along with an Old English study group. I'm an old > fashioned kinda user and prefer to do as much as I can via the text > console. I compose/read e-mail via Alpine. After some trial and error I > finally convinced my Linux box, currently running Arch Linux, to handle all > of the "special" characters I need via the console. In the end, it > amounted to: > > 1. Add "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" to /etc/locale.gen > > 2. run locale-gen > > 3. set LANG to en_US.UTF-8 > > 4. Switch to a font that contains the symbols I need. I'm currently > using one of the Terminus console fonts. For some reason I had to > switch to a framebuffer console otherwise after executing > unicode_start the font was way too dim. > > 5. run unicode_start(added to my .cshrc file) > > After the above I'm able to display various accented characters such as á, > é, ì, ö, û, ç, etc. along with the Spanish ñ, inverted punctuation > marks ¡, ¿, Old English thorn(þ), eth(ð), ash(æ), etc. Also, from > reading mail from various mailing lists I've noticed that it also handles > the Cyrillic alphabet and part of the Greek alphabet. > > From what I've seen of FreeBSD I'd expect it to have console capabilities > that are superior to those of Linux. But, I haven't managed to figure out > how to achieve similar functionality via the FreeBSD text consoles. I'm > currently testing FreeBSD(7.0-RC2) under VMware. Can anyone point me in > the right direction? > > > > > Kevin > http://www.RawFedDogs.net > http://www.WacoAgilityGroup.org > Bruceville, TX > > Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes. > Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla!!!
Unicode isn't supported in syscons at all (AFAIK). Check http://opal.com/jr/freebsd/unicode/ for more complete overview. HTH, Yuri _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"