Boris Samorodov wrote: > On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:04:34 -0400 PJ wrote: > >> Tijl Coosemans wrote: >> >>> On Wednesday 29 April 2009 15:20:34 PJ wrote: >>> >>>> Cool. Then I can ask some questions regarding all of this. >>>> >>>> rc.conf: (snipped to show the relevant entries) >>>> font8x16="iso15-8x16" >>>> font8x14="iso15-8x14" >>>> font8x8="iso15-8x8" >>>> allscreens_flags="VGA_80x60 cyan" >>>> rpcbind_enable="YES" >>>> mountd_flags="-r" >>>> nfs_client_enable="YES" >>>> nfs_client_flags="-n 4" >>>> samba_enable="YES" >>>> cupsd_enable="YES" >>>> apache22_enable="YES" >>>> postgresql_enable="YES" >>>> mysql_enable="YES" >>>> webmin_enable="YES" >>>> #keymap=fr_CA.iso.acc.kbd >>>> >>>> Question: >>>> 1. the font entries? The /usr/share/syscons/fonts/ entry has suffixes >>>> of .fnt - ??? >>>> >>> Your font and keymap settings are ok. The extensions can be omitted. >>> See the EXAMPLES sections in vidcontrol(1) and kbdcontrol(1). >>> >>> >>>> 2. the keymap is commented out because, although it gives me the >>>> fr_CA keyboard, it also uses French messages which are a bit tortured >>>> (French courtly affectations in the language are quaint but also make >>>> for long and convoluted terminology - notice that a text translated >>>> to French is always longer). K.I.S.S. >>>> >>> Keyboard settings shouldn't affect message localisation. Do you set >>> the environment variable LANG in ~/.login_conf or in a shell startup >>> script (.profile or .cshrc or other depending on the shell)? If so, >>> set it to en_CA.ISO8859-15 or something. From q5 below I think you've >>> currently set it to fr_CA.utf-8. >>> > > No answer. Which locale do you use? > default us > >>>> xorg.conf: (snip for relevant) >>>> Section "ServerLayout" >>>> Identifier "X.org Configured" >>>> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 >>>> InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" >>>> InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" >>>> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" >>>> > > Seems that you use new X stuff. X11@ and gnome@ maillist archieves may > give you some additional information. > > >>>> EndSection >>>> >>>> Section "Files" >>>> ModulePath "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules" >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" >>>> > > Unless I add cyrillic fonts, I'm not able to see cyrillic > letters at xterm for my utf-8 locale. > > >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/" >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/OTF" >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" >>>> FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" >>>> EndSection >>>> >>>> Section "Module" >>>> Load "extmod" >>>> Load "record" >>>> Load "dbe" >>>> Load "glx" >>>> Load "GLcore" >>>> Load "xtrap" >>>> Load "dri" >>>> Load "freetype" >>>> EndSection >>>> >>>> Section "InputDevice" >>>> Identifier "Keyboard0" >>>> Driver "kbd" >>>> Option "XkbModel" "pc104" >>>> >>> This might have to be pc105, but it probably doesn't matter. >>> >>> >>>> Option "XkbLayout" "us,ca" >>>> >>> Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#QWERTY >>> If you have Canadian Multilingual Standard, this option needs to be set >>> to "ca(multi)". If you have Canadian French, set it to "ca" or >>> "ca(fr)". >>> >> This does not set it to the Canadian French; nor can I find anything >> that does... only my lame setup works using the French azerty (which is >> rather a pain because it involves complicated finger moves to get the >> accented characters - I'm familiar with it and can use it; it's just a pita. >> > > Phil, you didn't say which keyboard do you use and which options you > have tried. > > Anyway, you may look at /usr/local/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst  > for options that can be used at xorg.conf for keyboards. > > And you may be interested in looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log. > There are many useful diagnistics at this file. > > >>>> Option "XkbOptions" "grp:toggle" >>>> >>> If you don't need layout switching just delete this. >>> >> I guess I wasn't clear. Toggling was meant to mean switching back and >> forth; switching - just once. I would like to use switching but it seems >> to only work one way. Can't switch back. rtAlt switches from us to the >> ca (which oddly seems to mean French, but nothing to do with Canadian or >> French Canadian. Only fluxbox brings it back and then rtAlt no longer >> works. Weird. >> Any idea where the documentation is for this? >> The man page is rather foggy and has no mention of XkbOptions or >> XkbLayout or anything about "grp:toggle" >> > > Looking at  should help. > > > HTH & WBR > Hi, Boris, Thanks much for your input. I looked at all the possibilities, like the profile, login.conf files, logs, google and have finally configured all as I like. Everything works fine... EXCEPT - it is impossible to install a French-Canadian keyboard/keymap (without creating one - and I'm not about to get into that) on xorg (with fluxbox as wm) As I just responded to Tijl Goosemans, the true French Canadian keyboard produces the most common accented characters with one keystroke; the French or old Fr-Canadian uses 2 keystrokes. I can assure you because I am typing on that keyboard right now. I switch between us & fr_ca with ShiftAlt. the key to the right of the p/P key is used to create the circumfex (lowercase) in conjunction with a vowel or umlaut (uppercase). In Xorg, the toggle/switching is set with Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" or just alt or shift, I think. Also you can list several languages, like "us,ru,es,fr" and switch from one to the next (haven't tried, but I think it works); and "CoreKeyboard" must have a boolean option set - either yes or no - "yes" works for me. I suppose you could enter true/false, but I haven't tried. No need.
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