Spanish layout misses ~ combinations

Bug #68357 reported by Alexandre Otto Strube on 2006-10-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Altough the spanish language itself doesn't use the Tilde "~" character itself but in the ñ, portuguese people names are very common, as well as places' names.

In spanish layout keyboards, the tilde is accessed using the Alt-gr+4 combination. Using windows, the ~ works as an accent, which means it waits for a vowel to be typed. In ubuntu this doesn't happen.

ã and õ are very common.

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

oh, this is for edgy.

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

The same happens for feisty

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

Wrong source package

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

This patch corrects the issue.

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

this file is at /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols

Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

You should provide this patch to the xkeyboard-config project, for the Spanish layout.
I can see that the default Spanish layout

    key <AE12> { [exclamdown, questiondown, asciitilde, asciitilde ] };

which means that this is also a potential place to put dead_tilde (redundant asciitilde here)

File bug at with patch.

Mario Young (mayeco) wrote :

Dear Alexandre,

This still happend in Ubuntu 8.04?

Please reopen this bug if yes.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: New → Fix Released
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