Problem with all new installations of ubuntu when keyboard is not US and using full encrypted disk(s)

Bug #1741012 reported by Maraschin on 2018-01-03
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Bug Description

Trying to accomplish:
- new Ubuntu installation (I've tried with 17.10, daily 18.04 [latest tried was 2018-01-01], server and desktop)
- using English and a Swedish keyboard / or just trying to install it as Swedish (including Swedish keyboard)
- using full disk encryption and characters not in the US keyboard

Problem:
After the installation is completed and the machine is rebooted the user should enter the password for the full disk encryption.
The problem is that the keyboard is set to US (there is no way to change it), so it is impossible to enter the password.
This is even true when installing it as language Swedish.

More problems:
- Another issue I encountered in the installation is that it will not allow me to set the keyboard.

Example: if I try to install language = English, I can't select a Swedish keyboard (server installation). I try to go back on the menu but it jumps direct to disk partition using a default value (US keyboard).

- 18.04 Desktop, the installation doesn't work at all. It doesn't even start ... it just hangs...
   I run TRY Ubuntu, set the keyboard = Swedish and clicked start installation...
   No errors reported. The screen still functional and I'm able to start other programs but the installation just hangs ...

- 18.04 and 17.10 server installation: I start selecting English and pressing F3 to change keyboard to Swedish. The installation goes on, I'm NOT allowed to change keyboard during the installation (which in my opinion is WRONG), and the installation uses US as the default keyboard.

- - 18.04 and 17.10 server installation: I select Swedish as language and keyboard as Swedish, start the installation all goes OK. When the system boots I'm not able to enter the password for the encrypted disks because the keyboard is set to US (even when installing as Swedish for language). I'm not allowed to change keyboard during the installation process as well.

USE CASE:
- Several users around the world have local keyboards that are very different from US keyboards but still would like to use English as the default language. it is important to permit the keyboard to be changed independent of the language selected!

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