How To Configure Linux Console For UK Keyboard

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at
Wed Sep 17 21:01:51 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, at 01:31 Stan Thorovsky wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I'd posted this issue on but figured I'd get my
> answer quicker here:
> Having set up LFS for servers a few times before, I am now trying to
> build a viable, fully functional desktop OS with it on my new laptop.
> First hurdle (never had to bother about it on servers) - how to
> properly set Linux Console in /etc/sysconfig/console for UK keyboard
> (LFS 6.3, paragraph 7.6). Googling didn't produce that much but Gentoo
> wiki suggests this configuration:
> KEYMAP="uk"
> FONT=?

Look in "/lib/kbd/consolefonts/" for a suitable font.

Alternatively, Ken Moffat created unicode fonts with wide coverage, if
you are interested see:

> Is keymap correct and what about font?

Looks correct, for reference see (probably) in "/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/"

> Stan


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