Keyboard layout preview contains unidentified keys

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KB_Canadian_French.svg

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Dead_key

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.

thanks

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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