I just installed the latest snapshot available and am very pleased
with the improvements in the console keyboard support. This is
a godsend for all non english/qwerty users.
Many many thanks to whomever implemented it!
(Sascha according to the NEWS file)
On a related note, when I was using the minimal debian image,
I noticed that loadkeys was not available, making it more complicated
than it ougt to for intl users. Not sure this is the right place for
suggestions, but if those images are ever updated, please consider the
appropriate package (sorry, dunno which one) for inclusion.