Section: Console-setup User's Manual (1)
setupcon - sets up the font and the keyboard on the console
setupcon [OPTION]... [VARIANT]
setupcon is a program for fast and easy setup of the font and the keyboard on the console. Most of the time you invoke setupcon without arguments. The keyboard configuration is specified in ~/.keyboard or /etc/default/keyboard. The font configuration is specified in ~/.console-setup or /etc/default/console-setup. Consult keyboard?(5) and console-setup?(5) for instructions how to configure these two files.
If you have to switch often between different encodings, keyboards or languages, you can prepare several alternative configuration files for setupcon. Suppose that most of the time you will use Greek language with Greek keyboard layout, but sometimes you need to type in German with German keyboard layout. In this situation you should customize the main configuration files (keyboard and console-setup) for Greek. Also, create alternative configuration files for German named keyboard.german and console-setup.german. Then in order to configure the console for Greek you will simply run the command with no arguments: setupcon and in order to configure the console for German you will use setupcon german.
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