Keyboard layout preview contains unidentified keys

Bug #438924 reported by Bruno Bigras on 2009-09-29
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Roman Shtylman

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

using latest karmic test iso.

For the canada : canada keyboard (canadian french), the two keys on the right of the "P" key and the one on the left of the "Enter" key are represented by a square character instead of the real key.

also note that the key to type the "«" and "»" character seem to be missing. It should be between the left Shift key and the Z key.

Bruno Bigras (brunoqc) wrote :
Evan (ev) on 2009-09-30
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Roman Shtylman (shtylman)
Roman Shtylman (shtylman) wrote :

what are the red keys and blue keys on the keyboard and how are the different from the black keys? What should be displayed on a button with no black key? blank?

Bruno Bigras (brunoqc) wrote :

""Dead keys" (see above) appear in red, and characters accessed using the AltGr key appear at the bottom right of the corresponding key, or in some images in blue.

A dead key or key combination does not generate a character when struck, but modifies the character generated by the key struck immediately after." -- wikipedia

So to make a "ê" I type the "^" key followed by the "e" key.

Pressing the "^" key alone don't makes anything, if space is used after it output "^"

About those keys without black letter, on Thinkpads, the "^" key has two "^" symbol because pressing the key followed by the "e" key or pressing the "^" key while holding the shift button followed by the "e" key makes "ê"

For the "¸]" key, I think the "¸" should be shown as default because it don't need the shift key.

For the "`{" key, it's the same as the "^" key, the default should be "`" and it is in double on the Thinkpad keyboard.

Also note that they are 3 key between the "Enter" key and the "L" key, and the "Enter" key takes 2 rows.

If you want more details or maybe I could get pictures tomorrow don't hesitate, it's a pleasure to help.


tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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