Ubuntu

Canadian keyboard defaulted for en_CA locale

Reported by Simon Law on 2006-10-06
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console-setup (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In the installer, it asks you what language you speak and where you are from.

If you answer "English" and then "Canada", it defaults to offering you the "Canadian" keyboard.

This is unconventional. The Canadian keyboard is shipped by hardware manufacturers if you order a French machine. The U.S. English keyboard is shipped when you order an English one.

This is the proper behaviour:
English Canada -> U.S. English keyboard
French Canada -> Canadian keyboard

It may make sense to rename the Canadian keyboard to "Canadian (French)" or "Canadien (Français)" to make this less confusing.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

console-setup (1.7ubuntu17) edgy; urgency=low

  * Only default to Canadian layout for fr_CA; use U.S. English for other
    *_CA locales (closes: Malone #64418).
  * Install kbdnames-maker in /usr/share/console-setup, to make it easier
    for non-Perl programs to use KeyboardNames.pl.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:52:36 +0100

Changed in console-setup:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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