Problems inputing decimal with numpad

Bug #1537357 reported by Redmar on 2016-01-23
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Keyboard settings: English (US, with euro on 5)
Localisation settings: Dutch

It is impossible to input decimals using the numpad. In Dutch, the decimal separator is "," instead of "."
However, when using (for example) the terminal (like bc), when I put in 2.5 using the numpad, it gets changed to "2,5", and bc gives a syntax error. To input 2.5, I have to switch away from the numpad and use the period key to put in the decimal point.

In gnucash, the problem is the other way around. I can put in 2.5 using the numpad, it does get changed to "2,5", but gnucash recognises it properly as a fraction. However, In gnucash, I cannot put in 2.5 using the period key. It doesnt put a "." or ",", or anything else. Its like it doesn't accept whatever the period key sends as input, and stays blank.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: indicator-keyboard 0.0.0+16.04.20151125-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-999-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Jan 23 12:14:29 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-01 (21 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151209)
SourcePackage: indicator-keyboard
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
upstart.indicator-keyboard.log: (unity-control-center:3657): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_notebook_set_current_page: assertion 'GTK_IS_NOTEBOOK (notebook)' failed

Redmar (redmar) wrote :
Redmar (redmar) wrote :

Workaround:
For now, I've set the localisation to Irish, since they have the Euro and speak English, but there should be a better solution for this.

André Correia (andre30correia) wrote :

same problem here but with PT keyboard, the numlock is wrong should be a "." not a "," it's a nightmare in terminal

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
André Correia (andre30correia) wrote :

problem solve

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