Change to default keyboard layout in gd locale

Bug #1181440 reported by Akerbeltz on 2013-05-18
This bug affects 1 person
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm going round the houses with this one :) The l10n mailing list first pointed me at where I filed a bug which was shot down ( - not that I understood all of the explanation but apparently it's the wrong place to change the default keyboard layout for a locale.

The request and reason for it is as follows:

I would like to request changing the default keyboard layout for Scottish Gaelic (gd) which is set during first installation of Ubuntu. Currently the top layout is IBM 166 which is neither known in the community nor practical. The layout of choice is "English United Kingdom Extended" as it requires the least amount of instruction and otherwise does not differ from en-GB which is the most widely used layout in the Gaelic community currently.

The impact should be low as there is a tiny number of users currently but we're currently conducting a major clean-up of the Ubuntu localization (incl. faulty locale data) and hope to grow usage but the current default layout is a real show stopper.

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → New
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2016-06-18
affects: ubuntu → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
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