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I cant get åäö (a with a ring, a with two dots, o with two dots) to work in a console. They work in X and in a shell run from X but not without X. When I press the åäö-keys in the console i get some strange chars similar to how the åäö's looked when you opened files written in windows programs in dos. "å" becomes some strange greek character, "ä" becomes sigma and "ö" becomes the division symbol that is used on the buttons of calculators.
However when I open files in X programs containing those strange symbols I have instead of åäö they display as åäö. Conversively åäö's written in X programs display as those strange symbols in the console. When I press Alt+132, Alt+134 and Alt+148 in the console it displays the correct characters. Pressing "^" + a or some other similar keykombination does not give the correct chars but some strange greek characters instead.
In inputrc I have: "set meta-flag on", "set convert-meta off" and "set output-meta on". I have also compiled the locale via "localedef -c -f charmaps/ISO-8859-1 -i locales/sv_SE sv_SE.iso-8859-1" and enabled it by adding "LC_CTYPE=swedish" in /etc/profile.
I use sv-latin1.map.gz as keymap and changing keymap doesn't change anything. Just that the åäö-keys produce some other greek symbols. :-( Please help!
I do get Swedish translations with export LC_CTYPE=sv_SE but åäö is still not displayed correctly. The tips in the other thread didn't work either. :-( Everything used to work fine in RH 7.3 but I've had this problem ever since I upgraded to RH 9.
But when i switch to x (ctrl+alt+f7) and then back to the console the font gets reset to the previous one which doesn't have åäö. Maybe I need to make it so that a font with Swedish characters is loaded on startup? If so, how?