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Bill Nottingham wrote:
> As of now, the kernel defaults to non-unicode and XLATE for the keyboard.
> We've been changing this in Fedora, but that requires patching the defaults
> in the kernel.
> The attached introduces CONFIG_VT_UNICODE, which sets the console in unicode
> mode by default on boot, including both the virtual terminal and the keyboard
> driver.
> Signed-off-by: Bill Nottingham <>

Wasn't there a patch floating around about this a couple of months ago,
which also let you set the system-wide default via sysctl?

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