KBD – Linux keyboard tools.

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The kbd project contains utilities for managing Linux console (Linux console, virtual terminals, keyboard, etc.) – mainly, what they do is loading console fonts and keyboard maps. The utilities use kernel interfaces to load the keymap.

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:


Getting involved

Repository Access

To access the git repository:

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/legion/kbd.git

you can also use the https protocol for these repositories.

Bug reporting

You can use several options:

NLS (PO Translation)

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


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.