Danish keyboard spacebar types non-breaking spaces

Bug #373472 reported by Uwe Manuel Rasmussen on 2009-05-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 9.04 I use several keyboard layouts, but have a problem with the Danish layout.

When typing in the Danish keyboard layout I discovered that the space bar, instead of making spaces, it is making non-breaking spaces or something like that. At any rate, it messes up the formatting making words stick together on a new line when typing in tekst in a webform.

When I switch keyboard layout (for example the Canadian Multilingual or French) I can delete the spaces made with the Danish keyboard and retype with the French or Canadian keyboard and everything is fine. So this problem is related to the spacebar of the Danish keyboard in 9.04. I did not have this problem in 8.10.

Attached is a screenshot showing how a typed line with the Danish keyboard layout does not wrap over to line 2 but
continues, and having a need for scroll bars.

Maybe this is a problem not with the Danish layout, but when switching layouts. When setting the DAnish keyboard as default, I seem not to have this problem.

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in xkeyboard-config.
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affects: ubuntu → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

@Uwe Manuel Rasmussen, can you please launch the "xev" program from a terminal press the SPACE button and the save the xev output. Please do this with both of your keyboards and attach the logs to this bug.

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

@Martin. The problem is resolved now. I no longer have a problem.

Both the Danish keyboard, and the Canadian Multilingual make a proper space (keycode 65 from Xev).

Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

@Uwe, are you saying it was a configuration issue rather than a bug? If so, please mark the bug as invalid.

If other users are likely to run into this bug as well we'd rather fix the default Ubuntu configuration so it works out of the box.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-09-02
tags: added: jaunty
AJenbo (ajenbo) wrote :

If you set the keyboard layout to Macintosh the spacebar is suposed to make NBSP's

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

According to last message posted by the submiter this issue was solved after a config change, if you encounter that this issue reappear please reopened again, Thanks!

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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