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KBDMAP(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		     KBDMAP(1)

NAME
     kbdmap, vidfont --	front end for syscons

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

DESCRIPTION
     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
     user.

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

     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
	     exit.

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

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

     -v, -verbose
	     More warnings.

ENVIRONMENT
     LANG  preferred language

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

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

HISTORY
     The kbdmap	and vidfont commands appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

AUTHORS
     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.

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

FreeBSD	9.3			 July 3, 2002			   FreeBSD 9.3

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