Michael Powell wrote: > PJ wrote: > > >> I am rather surprised and disappointed that no one has any ideas about >> using and/or installing a French-Canadian keyboard on FreeBSD. That is a >> terrible bug in FreeBSD and a worse slur on the QuÃ©becois (or >> Quebeckers) or are we being neglected and still considered "The White >> Niggers of America"? ;-) >> Anyway, everything I have tried does not work on FreeBSD or on xorg. >> Cannot set it up or switch. >> Somebody, please help. >> >> > > Probably should start here: > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/using-localization.html > > The command locale -a will show all available locales, and the command > locale -m will show all charmaps. You probably want one of: > > fr_CA.ISO8859-1 > fr_CA.ISO8859-15 > fr_CA.UTF-8 > > > and a charmap to match above choice: > > ISO8859-1 > ISO8859-15 > UTF-8 > > I don't have direct experience with your situation, but I suspect you may > want ISO8859-1 for what you described. More knowledgeable people may know. > > As far as the attitude is concerned, can't help with that. But you should > know that such things just turn people "off", i.e, someone who may have > wanted to try and help you will not, just because. Please keep it about > FreeBSD, ask technical questions, and leave the rest somewhere else if you > truly do want help. This kind of thing can be offensive to others. > > -Mike > > > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > I appreciate your response. Thanks for the suggestion. 1. I've already seen that page and a number of other. 2. I have tried the options you suggest, as, obviously, given in the link. 3. About the only thing I got at one point was to get the server to spew out French, which is not what I want. Xorg did not respond at all to anything I could throw at it. 4. As to the attitude; I don't have one. And if anyone gets offended, I could care less as that would only be in their own narrow minds. Did you see the wink? ;-) ... I love to kid around and of course I like to provoke a little. It's all in good fun. But then one must understand the nature of fun or comedy - we do not only laugh because some idiot thinks it is funny that someone slips on a banana; true comedy stems from truth: we laugh because we have been exposed to something that is true or real and after we have laughed we think about why we laughed. Not too many comics or comedian understand that. And that is why there are so few that are really funny. :-D 5. If it's about the Quebecois, Boris Vian is the source & author of that book from the 60's, I believe. 6. If it's about FreeBSD, I think it's the best OS around, but I am disappointed that fr_CA cannot be set up. I works magnificently on WimpyOS. I just responded to another suggestion with my explanation of what still does not work. Thanks, again.
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