English (Canada) input source is missing the left backslash key

Bug #1659183 reported by Mathew Hodson on 2017-01-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config
Fix Released
Medium
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

In Canada, many keyboards are bilingual and have a slightly different layout from US keyboards. They have an additional backslash key next to the left shift key.

In Text Entry, when I select English (Canada) as the input source, the layout is wrong. Instead of a backslash, the layout shows a less-than symbol, and that is what input when I press the key.

Attached a screenshot of the incorrect layout.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: ibus 1.5.14-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.9.0-12.13-generic 4.9.2
Uname: Linux 4.9.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Jan 24 22:49:41 2017
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-01-22 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Alpha amd64 (20170115)
SourcePackage: ibus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :
Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :

Attached a picture showing the backslash key next to the left shift.

affects: ibus (Ubuntu) → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :

I believe this is the change that needs to be made in symbols/ca:

 partial alphanumeric_keys
 xkb_symbols "eng" {
     include "us(basic)"
     name[Group1] = "English (Canada)";
+
+ key <LSGT> { [ backslash, bar, voidsymbol, voidsymbol ] };
 };

 // EXTRAS:

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: patch
tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
removed: patch
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch-forwarded-upstream
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xkeyboard-config - 2.23.1-1ubuntu1

---------------
xkeyboard-config (2.23.1-1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Merge with Debian (LP: #1659183, LP: #1685774, LP: #1689110,
    LP: #1746544), remaining changes:
    - control, rules, xkb-data-i18n.install, xkb-data.install: Split out
      xkb-data-i18n to be used by console-setup.
    - xkb-data.postinst: Remove the xkb cache to make sure it gets
      regenerated.
  * Dropped patch, applied upstream:
    - d/p/elfdalian-kb-layout.diff

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:47:00 +0100

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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