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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     kbdmap, vidfont -- front end for syscons

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     kbdmap [-K] [-V] [-d | -default] [-h | -help] [-l | -lang language]
	    [-p | -print] [-r | -restore] [-s | -show] [-v | -verbose]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kbdmap utility allows easy setting of available keymaps.  The vidfont
     command allows the setting of fonts.  Both examine a database for the
     keymaps and fonts.  Descriptions are in English by default, but may also
     be in other languages.  These programs are interactive and expect to run
     in a terminal to get required input (e.g., a keymap selection) from the

     It is strongly recommended to not choose MSDOS codepage keymaps or fonts.
     Use the ISO standard version if available!  X11 does not support MSDOS

     The following options are available:

     -K      Run as command kbdmap.

     -V      Run as command vidfont.

     -d, -default
	     Use default language.  Ignore LANG environment variable.

     -h, -help
	     Print options and exit.

     -l, -lang language
	     Use language for description and menu

     -p, -print
	     Print description	of available keymaps or fonts to stdout and

     -r, -restore
	     Load default font from /etc/rc.conf.

     -s, -show
	     Show currently supported languages and exit.

     -v, -verbose
	     More warnings.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     LANG  preferred language

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/INDEX.keymaps  database for keymaps
     /usr/share/syscons/fonts/INDEX.fonts      database for fonts
     /etc/rc.conf			       default font
     /usr/X11/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias      describe common LANG values

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kbdmap and vidfont utilities work only on a (virtual) console and not
     with X11.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     dialog(1), kbdcontrol(1), vidcontrol(1), kbdmap(5), rc.conf(5)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kbdmap and vidfont commands appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Wolfram Schneider <wosch@FreeBSD.org> wrote the original Perl version.
     The current version was rewritten in C by Jonathan Belson
     <jon@witchspace.com> for FreeBSD 5.0.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 July 3, 2002			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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