Subject: Re: How to add a locale
To: Christopher W. Richardson <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/20/2001 23:20:16
Christopher W. Richardson wrote:
> Instead, I'm contemplating the Russification of NetBSD. Without
> having looked into this at much depth, I'm guessing that I need
> to

> 	1) modify wsksymdef.h and wskbdmap_mfii.c to add a
>            Cyrillic layout

The right way of doing this is to make a userland keymap, putting
only the most necessary bits into kernel.  There is potentially
huge number of different keymaps, and I would like to avoid adding
such stuff to kernel.
(Yes, the current keymaps should be moved from kernel to
userland keymaps too).
See the already existing keymaps in /usr/share/wscons/keymaps/
There is even one for ru.koi8-r.

> 	2) create a Cyrillic wsfont
> 	3) possibly add a WSDISPLAY_FONTENC_KOI8 to wsconsio.h
>            (if the font I end up creating uses KOI8 encoding)
Jaromir Dolecek <>
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