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The kbd project contains tools for managing Linux console (Linux console, virtual terminals, keyboard, etc.) – mainly, what they do is loading console fonts and keyboard maps.

This distribution contains no binaries - the sources depend on the kernel version - compile them yourself.

The latest stable version of kbd can always be found on:
Repository Access
To access the git repository:

git clone
git clone git://
git clone git://

you can also use the http protocol for these repositories.

Mailing Lists
Linux console tools development discussion. Subscription information and archives.

To translate kbd's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project page for Kbd.


The kbd is currently being maintained by Alexey Gladkov. Please use the mailing list for contact.

All files in this package may be freely copied under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2, or at your option any later version - except possibly for the restrictions mentioned in the directory consolefonts.