I have also used the mkfont command, I have not seen or heard anything about the mount command when using languages
I haven't heard too
I'm speaking about only Windows partitions. E.g., for me to see Russian folders on it I added option "iocharset=koi8-r" in /etc/fstab... All possible mount options are described in mount manual.
What distro? What Desktop Environment/Manager do you use? What is the language you're trying to set up?
I found info on how to localize console and X in Slackware 9.1 just typing in Google "russification linux" (in Russian, of course). You can do the same to find many guides written by people who uses "this" language.
I can only show you the example how to localize X so that it can show Russian:
Add to /etc/rc.d/rc.font the following:
setfont -v Cyr_a8x16
for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6; do
echo -ne "\033(K" > /dev/tty$i
After rerunning "/etc/rc.d/rc.font" console can understand Russian symbols and language can be changed pressing left <Ctrl+Shift>
Add to /etc/profile.d/lang.sh the following:
export LC_MESSAGES=C# This forces apps to use English instead #of Russian, but switching is possible.
Then open /usr/share/locale/locale.alias and find a string where keyword "russian" is written. Replace this string with the following:
Add to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/XF86Config) the following:
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" #but I had it already
In Input Device section modify what's there to the following:
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru(winkeys)"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
This allows to switch between the languages pressing <Ctrl+Shift>