Bug 202081 - bsdinstall(8) doesn't set syscons font
Summary: bsdinstall(8) doesn't set syscons font
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 10.2-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
URL:
Keywords: install
Depends on:
Blocks: 203349 231027
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Reported: 2015-08-04 17:03 UTC by Edward Tomasz Napierala
Modified: 2018-08-30 17:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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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