PJ wrote: > Frank Shute wrote: > >> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 06:42:52AM -0400, 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 Québecois (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. >>> >>> >>> >> Have you tried: >> >> Option "XkbLayout" "ca(fr)" >> >> in your keyboard/inputdevice section of xorg.conf? >> >> For the console you want to have a look at kbdmap(1) and the list of >> maps. >> >> Looks like you want: >> >> keymap="fr_CA.iso.acc" >> >> in /etc/rc.conf >> >> >> Regards, >> >> >> > I probably should have posted all the stuff I tried. My apologies. > Yes, I had tried similar Options as described in a number of sites, > including, I think FreeBSD and Xorg. Only the man pages showed different > inputs. I don't know where you got the fr_CA.iso.acc; my installation > showed the available keymaps as fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd > kbdmap -s returns You are not on a virtual console - expect strange side > effects > lang_default = en > dialect = fr_...ISO8859-1 > lang_abk = fr > Currently supported languages: da de el en es fr hy iw no pl pt ru sv uk > ===== > Interesting, eh? where does fr_CA fit in and how? > For Xorg here is what I had found on > http://markmail.org/messsage/yvq7qqnqhq33hqgf > Option "XkbModel" "pc104" > Option "XkbLayout" "us,ca" > Option "XkbOptions" "grp:toggle" > That is what I had tried; it didn't work. > I had tried keymap="fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd" and that gave(gives) the correct > keyboard on the console. Except, it spews out French error messages > (tiresome=ennuiyant). > The Option "XkbLayout" "us,ca" - I have no idea where it comes from and > I sure would like to know what to enter for that to try it out. And > where does the "grp:toggle" come from? > I just went through the same routine and I can't find any combination > that works with the information I have been able to gather. > :-( > For what it's worth, I have been able to set up the French-Canadian keyboard in a hap-hazard way so, at least, is works partially.
Option "XkbModel" "pc104" Option "XkbLayout" "us,ca" Option "XkbOptions" "grp:toggle" Using the above xorg parameters, the keyboard limps. The French-CA is a bastardized mapping which work only if you use 2 keys for è ç à, etc - in XP these are one stroke keys, but Fbsd you have to hit the ] key before c to get ç (ç) and the same for the others, except for é (é) Oh, well, another day lost... but, I guess it's better to limp than not to walk at all. :-\ -- Hervé Kempf: "Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme." ------------------------------------------------------------- Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com http://www.ptahhotep.com http://www.chiccantine.com/andypantry.php _______________________________________________ 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"