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  <title>Configuring the Linux Console</title>

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    <primary sortas="d-console">console</primary>

  <para>This section discusses how to configure the <command>i18n</command>
  bootscript that sets up the keyboard map and the console font. If non-ASCII
  characters (e.g., the British pound sign and Euro character) will not be
  used and the keyboard is a U.S. one, skip this section. Without the
  configuration file, the <command>console</command> bootscript will do

  <para>The <command>i18n</command> script reads the
  <filename>/etc/sysconfig/i18n</filename> file for configuration
  information. Decide which keymap and screen font will be used. Various
  language-specific HOWTO's can also help with this (see <ulink
 url=""/>. A pre-made
  <filename>/etc/sysconfig/i18n</filename> file with known settings for
  several countries was installed with the CLFS-Bootscripts package, so the
  relevant section can be uncommented if the country is supported. If still
  in doubt, look in the <filename class="directory">/usr/share/consolefonts</filename>
  for valid screen fonts and <filename class="directory">/usr/share/keymaps</filename>
  for valid keymaps.</para>

  <para>The default <filename>/etc/sysconfig/i18n</filename> is set up for UTF-8
  using the us keymap. You will need to edit the file to your specific needs.
  The <filename>/etc/sysconfig/i18n</filename> file has additional information
  in it to help you to assist in configuring.</para>