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PCKBD(4)			   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 			 PCKBD(4)

NAME
     pckbd -- PC keyboard driver for wscons

SYNOPSIS
     pckbc* at isa?
     pckbd* at pckbc?
     wskbd* at pckbd? console ?
     options PCKBD_LAYOUT=XXX

DESCRIPTION
     This driver supports PC/AT keyboards within the wscons(4) console framework.  It doesn't
     provide direct device driver entry points but makes its functions available via the internal
     wskbd(4) interface.

     The pckbd driver supports a number of different key mappings which can be chosen from with
     the kernel option PCKBD_LAYOUT at compile time or with the utility wsconsctl(8) (variable:
     ``encoding'') at runtime.	Other mappings can be used if the whole keymap is replaced by
     means of wsconsctl(8).  The builtin mappings are at this time:

     option		  wsconsctl    language
     KB_US		  us	       English/US keyboard mapping (default)
     KB_UK		  uk	       English/UK keyboard mapping
     KB_BE		  be	       Belgian
     KB_CZ		  cz	       Czech (QWERTY)
     KB_DK		  dk	       Danish with ``dead accents''
     KB_NL		  nl	       Dutch
     KB_FI		  fi	       Finnish
     KB_FR		  fr	       French
     KB_DE		  de	       German with ``dead accents''
     KB_GR		  gr	       Greek
     KB_HU		  hu	       Hungarian
     KB_IT		  it	       Italian
     KB_JP		  jp	       Japanese
     KB_NO		  no	       Norwegian with ``dead accents''
     KB_PL		  pl	       Polish
     KB_PT		  pt	       Portuguese
     KB_RU		  ru	       Russian
     KB_ES		  es	       Spanish
     KB_SV		  sv	       Swedish with ``dead accents''
     KB_SF		  sf	       Swiss French
     KB_SG		  sg	       Swiss German
     KB_UA		  ua	       Ukrainian
     KB_US|KB_DECLK	  us.declk     English/US mapping for DEC
				       LK400-style keyboards with PC keyboard
				       interface (e.g., LK461)
     KB_US|KB_DVORAK	  us.dvorak    English/US keyboard with
				       ``Dvorak'' layout
     KB_US|KB_COLEMAK	  us.colemak   English/US keyboard with
				       ``Colemak'' layout

     The KB_DE, KB_DK, KB_NO and KB_SV mappings can be used in the KB_NODEAD ( ``.nodead'') vari-
     ant.  This switches off the ``dead accents''.

     The KB_US, KB_JP and KB_US|KB_DVORAK mappings can be modified to swap the left CTRL and the
     CAPS LOCK keys by the KB_SWAPCTRLCAPS variant bit or the ``.swapctrlcaps'' suffix.

     The KB_METAESC ( ``.metaesc'') option can be applied to any layout.  If set, keys pressed
     together with the ALT modifier are prefixed by an ESC character.  (Standard behaviour is to
     add 128 to the ASCII value.)

     Because PC keyboard hardware doesn't contain a beeper, requests for ``keyboard beeps'' can-
     not be handled directly.  On alpha and i386 a helper device attached to the pcppi(4) driver
     allows the use of the standard ISA speaker for this purpose.  On acorn32, vidcaudio(4) per-
     forms this function.

EXAMPLES
     To set a German keyboard layout without ``dead accents'' and sending an ESC character before
     the key symbol if the ALT key is pressed simultaneously, use wsconsctl -w
     encoding=de.nodead.metaesc.  To set it at kernel build time, add
	   options PCKBD_LAYOUT="(KB_DE | KB_NODEAD | KB_METAESC)"
     to the kernel configuration file.

SEE ALSO
     isa(4), pcppi(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8)

BUGS
     The list of builtin mappings doesn't follow any logic.  It grew as people submitted what
     they needed.

BSD					  July 22, 2011 				      BSD
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