Nepali Keyboard symbol should have zero width joiner and non joiner

Bug #1635074 reported by Sagar Chalise on 2016-10-20
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The symbols file located at '/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/np' doesnot seem to work for zero width joiner. The 'equal' key in line 22 should work as zero width joiner.

'पर्=यो' is the output while it should be 'पर्‍यो' ।

The workout seems to be replacing 'equal' in line 22 with '0x100200D'

Also, the upper keys in numbers i.e. @,#,$,% etc are missing and should be available as is except for +,= where zero width joiner and non-joiner are used.

description: updated
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report!

If you think there is a need to modify the Nepali keyboard layout, I have to ask you to request that change upstream, more specifically here:

If you do, please post a comment here with a link to the upstream bug report.

It's worth mentioning that if you install the ibus-m17n package, a couple of IBus input methods for Nepali are made available. One of those may fit your needs better.

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :


Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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