Bug 202081

Summary: bsdinstall(8) doesn't set syscons font
Product: Base System Reporter: Edward Tomasz Napierala <trasz>
Component: binAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People CC: dteske, emaste, re
Priority: --- Keywords: install
Version: 10.2-STABLE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 203349, 231027    

Description Edward Tomasz Napierala freebsd_committer 2015-08-04 17:03:40 UTC
While bsdinstall(8) allows users to choose keyboard layout, and puts the correct "keymap" line to /etc/rc.conf, it doesn't allow for changing the font.  From the user point of view, this makes national characters simply not work - pressing "alt-whatever" results in garbage on the screen.

This does not affect 11-CURRENT, as the vt(4) uses UTF-8 by default.
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2015-08-04 17:16:10 UTC
It appears this is the case for all releases from 9.0 on, after the switch to bsdinstall happened.

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.0R/announce.html