gcalctool needs to interpret comma (",") as decimal dot (".")

Bug #795985 reported by Patrik Nilsson on 2011-06-11
This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Calculator
Fix Released
gnome-calculator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gcalctool

When using the Swedish (among others) keyboard layout, the numerical keyboard sends comma (",") as decimal dot. Gcalctool does not accept the comma as a decimal dot and you need to type the dot from the main keyboard.

Suggestion: Translate comma into a dot, while typing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gcalctool 6.0.1~git20110421-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jun 11 19:25:45 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gcalctool
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110426)
SourcePackage: gcalctool
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

summary: - gcalctool needs to interpret comma (",") as decimal dot
+ gcalctool needs to interpret comma (",") as decimal dot (".")
Changed in gcalctool:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Ypthor (ypthor) wrote :

Workaround (with probable side-effects):

System/Preferences/Keyboard -> Layouts -> Options -> Numeric keyboard delete key behaviour
Set this to "Legacy key with dot"
After this the calculator accepts the numeric decimal "point".

Janne Kurri (janne-kurri) wrote :

This problem is still present in 12.04 beta.

Bernhard (schlimmchen) wrote :

The problem still persists.

I can confirm that the workaround proposed by Ypthor works (for me). I am using a German keyboard layout.

Lars Aberg (lars-aberg) wrote :

Confirm the bug in gcalctool version 6.6.0 in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit.

Tried the workaround suggested by Ypthor in post #2. Success.
I now have a dot which is better than nothing.

(In Ubuntu 9.04 I never had this problem but in 10.10 and 11.04 I had it and replaced gcalctool with other calculator)

Loofy (loofy) wrote :

This is also present in 12.10.

Changed in gcalctool:
status: New → Fix Released
affects: gcalctool (Ubuntu) → gnome-calculator (Ubuntu)
affects: gcalctool → gnome-calculator
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