Cannot perform geoname look up of locations, because keyboard layout is non latin, when booted into e.g. Russian Locale

Bug #1055124 reported by Kostiantyn Rybnikov
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Geonames
Confirmed
Medium
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Invalid
Medium
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Bug Description

Hi! Here's the problem:

1. Boot in Ubuntu install CD. Choose "Russian" as language. Choose "install" (on right).
http://screencloud.net/v/hKxr

2. Nothing interesting, move on
http://screencloud.net/v/iYo3

3. Move on
http://screencloud.net/v/hOH8

4. City selection screen. I want to choose "Kiev" (Ukraine), but keyboard types in Russian.
I want to switch to English, but Alt+Shift doesn't do the job and there's no language indicator
http://screencloud.net/v/hSid http://screencloud.net/v/yBxO

Proposed solution:
Add language indicator that has chosen language + english (just in case).

Tags: needs-design
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

There are two keyboard layout indicators available.
One is for alternative input types the second one offers keyboard layouts.
By default in Russian it has different types of Russian Keyboards.
You can setup an english one there as well.

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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Kostiantyn Rybnikov (k-bx) wrote :

Oh, I missed that one, sorry. So, are these are still valid?

1. display language indicator.
2. add english to default for russian language (since later you will want to input your user and password in english)

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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

I think the real problem is that even though geoname look up has localised names of places (transliterated) it does not have localised spellings. Such that at that page we really need latin based keyboard, regadless of the final/selected keyboard layout or language.

This can either be fixed by selecting latin based locale, offer to switch to one.
Or have the geoname lookup database full of alternative spellings in localised writting systems.

Examples:
http://geoname-lookup.ubuntu.com/?query=Moskva - returns many results
http://geoname-lookup.ubuntu.com/?query=Киев - returns none

summary: - Keyboard layout on installation in russian
+ Cannot perform geoname look up of locations, because keyboard layout is
+ non latin, when booted into e.g. Russian Locale
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in ubuntu-geonames:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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CSRedRat (csredrat) wrote :

Change standard layouts for Russian to English and Russian.
Can't find my state Perm (Пермь): http://ru.wikipedia.org/Perm

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
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Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

This issue has sat incomplete for more than 60 days now. I'm going to close it as invalid. Please feel free re-open if this is still an issue for you. Thank you.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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