keyboard layout is flipped when installation is in RTL language

Bug #429621 reported by Orgad Shaneh on 2009-09-14
This bug affects 5 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

When choosing a RTL language for the installation, the keyboard layout test area is flipped, thus of course doesn't reflect the real keyboard layout (Esc is on the right, for example...)

Shlomil (shlomister) wrote :


I tested on a Lucid snapshot and I don't really understand the problem.
What version are you using?
What is the meaning of "flipped" test area. What "Esc" is on the right?
The test area direction is determined by the first char with strong direction. This is GNOME behavior and not a bug.

Could you please elaborate?


Orgad Shaneh (orgads) wrote :

I took a snapshot using VirtualBox.

This is Kubuntu 9.10 installation (Ubuntu is slightly different, it doesn't show the layout).

You can clearly see the keyboard is flipped.

Moreover, the Forward and Back arrows are flipped too (separate bug).

Shlomil (shlomister) wrote :

Thanks for the comment & additional information.

You forgot to mention you use Kubuntu in your initial bug report...
I could not reproduce on Ubuntu because (AFAIK) there is no keyboard display in Ubuntu's installation.

This is probably caused by direction property set to RTL (the system default when you choose Hebrew installation) in some layout container. I think it should be easy enough to override.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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