Hello I want to add the Armenian language in FreeBSD. Here are my configs


armenian|Armenian Users Accounts:\

Execute cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf




console none                            unknown off secure
ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
  #Virtual terminals
ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv2   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv3   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv4   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv5   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv6   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv7   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure
  #Serial terminals
  #The 'dialup' keyword identifies dialin lines to login, fingerd etc.
ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire"      vt100   onifconsole secure
ttyu1   "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire"      vt100   onifconsole secure
ttyu2   "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire"      vt100   onifconsole secure
ttyu3   "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire"      vt100   onifconsole secure
  # Dumb console
dcons   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   off secure




-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   5067 Aug  8  2016 armscii8-8x14.fnt
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   5775 Aug  8  2016 armscii8-8x16.fnt
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   2949 Aug  8  2016 armscii8-8x8.fnt

Please help.When I am typing in armenian shows ???????.What I am doing wrong?

  • 1
    What is the actual question?
    – schaiba
    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:16
  • 2
    More to the point, what makes you think it isn't working?
    – user
    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:57

1 Answer 1


The problem was solved,solution is to add several lines in /etc/login.conf:


Thanks to everyone ))

  • 2
    For more information, read freebsd.org/doc/handbook/using-localization.html
    – mareoraft
    Feb 7, 2017 at 22:37
  • 1
    Depending on your specific situation, you may want to be setting the LANG environment variable. This can be done with export LANG="en_US.UTF-8" (or whichever language you prefer). You can add this to your ~/.profile or similar if you want it to be set every time you open a login shell.
    – mareoraft
    Feb 7, 2017 at 22:38

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