No support for for Mac-like keyboard layouts with extra characters

Bug #246834 reported by Artem Popov on 2008-07-09
12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config
Fix Released
Medium
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Artem Popov
Declined for Intrepid by Loïc Minier
Hardy
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Reporter requires a keyboard layout with extra characters similar to the Mac OS X keyboard layout which uses the option key heavily to allow for better typography. The Mac layout contains a proper ellipsis character (option+semicolon), single and double, left and right (duh!) curly quotes, mapped to option+[, option+shift+[, option+], and option+shift+]. It also contains summation, copyright, several diphthongs, infinity, international currency, paragraph, and degree symbols, for example.

Further information:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=418941

TEST CASE: Set your keyboard layout to the Mac one and try the above combinations.

Created an attachment (id=17588)
de-unicode-ified version

Thanks, committed!

Artem Popov (artfwo) wrote :

Reporter requires a keyboard layout with extra characters similar to the Mac OS X keyboard layout which uses the option key heavily to allow for better typography. The Mac layout contains a proper ellipsis character (option+semicolon), single and double, left and right (duh!) curly quotes, mapped to option+[, option+shift+[, option+], and option+shift+]. It also contains summation, copyright, several diphthongs, infinity, international currency, paragraph, and degree symbols, for example.

Further information:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=418941

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Artem Popov (artfwo) wrote :

A fix, provided by Daniel Gimpelevich, is available upstream. The attached debdiff applies the fix for the Ubuntu package as well.

Artem Popov (artfwo) wrote :

diffstat output:

 debian/patches/us-mac.diff | 72 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 xkeyboard-config-1.3/debian/changelog | 8 +++
 xkeyboard-config-1.3/debian/patches/series | 1
 3 files changed, 81 insertions(+)

The upstream patch I made applies cleanly to Hardy, also. Please add it there, too, for hardy-updates.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: New → Fix Committed
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Артём: thanks for the debdiff (pushed to intrepid, should be in alpha 2); are you interested to care for the hardy SRU? Could you please attach a debdiff for this SRU?

Thanks,

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
assignee: nobody → artfwo
Artem Popov (artfwo) wrote :

Of course, here's a debdiff for the Hardy package.

 debian/patches/us-mac.diff | 72 ++++++++++++++
 xkeyboard-config-1.1~cvs.20080104.1/debian/changelog | 8 +
 xkeyboard-config-1.1~cvs.20080104.1/debian/patches/series | 1
 3 files changed, 81 insertions(+)

Artem Popov (artfwo) wrote :

Reuploading debdiff, as the former had an invalid distro in the changelog.

It's still not in -proposed yet.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

I've pushed the proposed debdiff but targetted at hardy-proposed, not hardy. NB: I didn't change the version as it was free.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Any tester?

On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 11:44 +0000, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Any tester?

Works for me, but that hardly counts.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Daniel Gimpelevich [2008-09-12 12:07 -0000]:
> Works for me, but that hardly counts.

It does! Thanks for your feedback. Now I'm waiting for some other
testers which check this package on a mor 'regular' PC keyboard to see
whether anything changed for them.

On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 13:43 +0000, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Daniel Gimpelevich [2008-09-12 12:07 -0000]:
> > Works for me, but that hardly counts.
>
> It does! Thanks for your feedback. Now I'm waiting for some other
> testers which check this package on a mor 'regular' PC keyboard to see
> whether anything changed for them.

Yeah, I guess the HP laptop I'm using it on isn't 'regular' enough…

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is already applied in intrepid.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: New → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Tested by Артём and Daniel, and since it only affects the mac layout, this isn't very intrusive, so I consider this tested. We did not get any other negative feedback about it.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Medium → Unknown
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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