I successfully configured locale and keyboard for the UK in config/binary using LIVE_BOOTAPPEND="locale=en_GB.UTF-8 keyb=uk" or LIVE_BOOTAPPEND="locale=uk" I discovered that I had to use "uk" and not "gb" in the entries. (You must use "gb" when using dpkg-reconfigure to set a UK keyboard.) I wondered whether using "uk" was a deliberate feature in live-initramfs. Anyway, I have documented these LIVE_BOOTAPPEND lines in the wiki FAQ. -- Chris.