During boot-up of openSUSE 11.2 (dup’d from 11.1; default runlevel 3) the following message appears:
Loading keymap assuming iso-8859-15 euro
I remember changing the keymap to be loaded from ‘de-latin1-nodeadkeys’ to ‘de-latin1’ back in 11.1, and I believe that’s when the message started appearing. And before changing this in, iirc, /etc/sysconfig/language, I for a while had set the keymap manually using an UTF-8 option.
My question now: Is there a way to tell SUSE to set the above mentioned keymap using UTF-8 encoding instead of assuming ISO-8859-15?
The few Google search results (~7) on this topic also seem to indicate that this is a ‘German-only’ problem because it only seems to appear when setting German keymaps.
It seems to me that UTF-8 is irrelevant to a keymap. UTF-8 specifies an encoding for transmission and storage, whereas a keymap specifies what character is generated by each position on your keyboard. Whether it generates a Latin-1 encoding or a UTF-8 encoding is handled elsewhere. For example my keymap is US even though I’m in Australia because that’s the keyboard we use here (we have $ not £). 8859-15 contains the € sign.
I set the system-wide language to en_US, so I assume this to be correct. What made you think of de_DE? The ‘RC_PAPER’ value? That is just so the system knows I don’t have any US paper formats available here, thus sparing me some hassle when printing.