Re: Installation in russian
> I tried what's happen apt-install console-cyrillic at 1st stage.
> There is no error, and default /etc/console-cyrillic is:
> # Debconf: YES
> # Bootsetup: NO
> style ter-uni-framebuf
> size 16
> encoding utf-8
> layout by
> options caps_toggle
> ttys /dev/tty[1-6]
For a running system, I use the following:
# Debconf: YES
# Bootsetup: YES
"style" is not relevant - it chooses the font from several available
"encoding" is an interesting question. Some russians think that koi8-r is
obsolete, and utf-8 should be used. But others, including myself, think
that too many programs still don't work correctly in utf-8, so koi8-r is
"layout" is keyboard layout. For Russian language it definitly should be
"options" set the keyboard switch key. "Caps Lock" (the default) seems to be
a bad choise, because this key is better user to lock caps :)
I prefer to use "Menu" key, but it is not present on all keyboards. Maybe
default should be "Ctrl+Shift", because it is the default in micro$oft
world, and many users expect same switch in Linux.
> Hmm, isn't default setting almost fit for Russian?
> If this setting always needs customize, 1st stage or base-config have
> to do something.
It is easy to preload values to debconf database just before package
cat file | /usr/bin/debconf-copydb pipe configdb -c Name:pipe -c Driver:Pipe
On a custom installation CD I created several months ago, I used the
attached file to set up console-cyrillic at the 1st stage.
This has an advantage that even on the first boot user gets console-cyrillic
preconfigured - it Just Works.
fontsizes = 16, 14, 8
Value: Russian Winkeys
Value: No temporary switch
Value: Menu key
Value: /dev/tty[1-9] /dev/tty1[0-9]