New keyboard layout for Albanian

Bug #1279898 reported by Getoar on 2014-02-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I would like to have at least one alternative keyboard layout for the Albanian language provided as a distro update or as part of future releases of Linux distros.

The "official" Albanian layout is somewhat inadequate and highly unpopular among Albanian users. For that reason, I have created and published two alternative layouts that take into account the market in Albanian-speaking countries (dominated by US mechanical keyboards) and user preferences (for a layout similar to the US model).

You may find more information about the layout on Wikipedia ( or on my Albanian-language website ( where you may also download the installation files.

Thank you,

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-02-13
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Getoar (getoar) wrote :

I see the importance level on this item has been changed to "Wishlist." While I do not challenge that classification, I would like to emphasize that an alternative keyboard layout for Albanian is on the wishlist of many users. I think there is a near absolute consensus that a QWERTY layout based on the US model would be undoubtedly better and more popular than the official QWERTZ standard.

Getoar (getoar) wrote :

The Plisi D1 and Plisi D2 layouts have been consolidated into a single Plisi layout. has also moved to See for more.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Madas Pál (madas-pal) wrote :

I would find an alternative keyboard also for Hungarian very useful. Non native speakers cannot imagine how uncomfortable the official layouts are; eg accented characters are much more important than q, w or even c.

I suggest
making a user configurable keyboard
giving a detailed description for making own layouts (without using launchpad, creating new branches and so on).


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