Every distribution of Slackware comes with kbd; the package is called keytbls under Slackware (a4 in 2.3.0 - kbd 0.90). Joel Hoffman has contributed Hebrew fonts and keymaps from his original codepage.tar.Z file. Look under /usr/lib/kbd for iso08.* files. It follows ISO 8859-8 and the Hebrew keytables and maps.
Put the following lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
----- #!/bin/sh # Put any local setup commands in here # INITTY=/dev/tty[1-6] PATH=/sbin:/etc:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin # # kbd - Set the the console font and keyboard # set numlock and set metabit mode on tty1 .. tty8 for tty in $INITTY do # setleds -D +num < $tty > /dev/null setmetamode metabit < $tty > /dev/null done # Latin8(Hebrew) keyboard/console setfont iso08.f16 mapscrn trivial loadkeys Hebrew # enable mapping for tty in $INITTY do echo -n -e "\\033(K" >$tty done -----
NOTE: If you are using X Windows be careful with "setleds", it may hang the X server.
The above setup works fine with the Hebrew version of pico (pine) and displays correctly ISO 8859-8 Hebrew (X Windows, MS Windows).