r315 - x86/branches/6.1/doc

alexander at linuxfromscratch.org alexander at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jul 9 05:04:25 PDT 2005

Author: alexander
Date: 2005-07-09 06:04:24 -0600 (Sat, 09 Jul 2005)
New Revision: 315

Added i18n notes to the README

Modified: x86/branches/6.1/doc/README
--- x86/branches/6.1/doc/README	2005-07-08 20:41:07 UTC (rev 314)
+++ x86/branches/6.1/doc/README	2005-07-09 12:04:24 UTC (rev 315)
@@ -129,6 +129,52 @@
     Configure a known static IP address there, as described in the LFS book,
     section "7.12. Configuring the network Script".
+It is possible to specify the locale and the console keymap using the
+bootloader prompt, like this:
+  linux LANG=es_ES.ISO-8859-1 KEYMAP=es
+Alternatively, these items can be configured interactively using dialog-based
+interface if the locale is not specified on the boot prompt. The bootscripts
+will guess the proper screen font for you in either case.
+Only locales with 8-bit characters and left-to-right writing order are
+supported. UTF-8 based locales do not work on this CD. Many applications (e.g.
+gawk, lynx, mutt) are known to function incorrectly in such locales, and
+console input is not configured properly in them.
+By default, the Euro character is not added to the keymap. You can add it
+manually later by typing:
+  loadkeys euro
+(this will put the Euro sign and Eurocent to Alt+E and Alt+C, respectively)
+  loadkeys euro1
+(this will put the Euro sign and Eurocent to AltGr+5 and AltGr+C, respectively)
+  loadkeys euro2
+(this will put the Euro sign and Eurocent to AltGr+E and AltGr+C, respectively)
+For some locales (e.g. lv_LV.ISO-8859-13) there is no valid console keymap,
+but there is a keymap for X. In this case, the only solution is to use X.
+While this CD configures the LANG environment variable, console font and
+keymap for you, it's your responsibility to configure other locale-dependent
+parameters manually. You may want to configure the X keymap in
+/etc/X11/xorg.conf, character sets for SAMBA in /etc/samba/smb.conf, and to
+explicitly specify the "iocharset" and "codepage" options when mounting
+filesystems with Windows origin (e.g., vfat and isofs).
+The CD contains TrueType fonts that cover the orthography of most of European
+languages. No additional configuration is required in order to use them.
 Special thanks to Alexander Patrakov, Andrew Sanch, Archaic, Matthew Burgess,

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