Euro sign not working on keyboard (Macbook)

Bug #1785387 reported by Jarno Suni on 2018-08-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xfce4-settings 4.12.0-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-29.31~16.04.1-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.18
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Aug 4 13:18:18 2018
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-01-05 (575 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
SourcePackage: xfce4-settings
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

Does it work properly elsewhere? Login screen, TTY, different DE, etc.

Changed in xfce4-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

No, not on login screen or TTY. I have no other DE installed.

So, this is not some Xubuntu/Xfce specific issue.

>As a side note, MacBooks (as most other recent EU keyboards) use "EuroSign" and not the "currency" sign at shift-4. It's a bit silly to require everyone to create a Xmodmap file, so perhaps this should be changed in the upsteam xkb model.

affects: xfce4-settings (Ubuntu) → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

<Shift> + 4 has resulted in the ¤ character on Nordic XKB keyboard layouts for quite some time. If new keyboards tend to have the € character printed on that key instead, there may be a reason to reconsider it.

However, in any case this won't be changed in Ubuntu only. I would suggest that you file an upstream bug report too.

If you do, please post the URL to the upstream bug in a comment here.

Let me add: Using <AltGr> + E is not a workaround. It's currently *the* natural way to type the € character with the keyboard layout - Finnish (Macintosh), identical with Swedish (Macintosh) btw - you are using.

(To make it a bit extra complicated: The currency of Sweden is not Euro.)

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