console-setup 1.205 Set up the Linux console font and keyboard

console-setup provides the console with the same keyboard configuration scheme that the X Window System has. In particular, the ckbcomp program compiles an XKB keyboard description to a keymap suitable for loadkeys or kbdcontrol. As a result, there is no need to duplicate or change the console keyboard files just to make simple customizations.

Besides the keyboard, the package also configures the font on the console. It includes a rich collection of fonts and supports several languages that would otherwise be unsupported on the console (such as Armenian, Georgian, Lao, and Thai).