Swiss German keyboard bugs

Bug #835469 reported by Domenico on 2011-08-27
This bug affects 1 person
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


I have Ubuntu 11.04 running on my IBM T42 with Swiss German keyboard (

I have two bugs to report.

========== 1 ============
grave accent (SHIFT + 1st key left of Backspace) + vowel = a`, e`, i`, o`, u`

acute accent (Alt Gr + 2nd key left of Backspace) + vowel = a´, e´, i´, o´, u´

grave accent (as above)+ vowel = CHR(133), CHR(138), CHR(141), CHR(149), CHR(151)

acute accent (as above)+ vowel = CHR(160), CHR(130), CHR(161), CHR(162), CHR(163)


========== 2 ============
With Alt Gr + 1 and Alt Gr + 7 I get a solid vertical bar in both cases. The broken bar on my keyboard is on Alt Gr + 7. I have seen that Dell have the bars' positions reversed. FYI, my HP EliteBook 8440p has the broken bar on 7 too.

Would you be able to reflect this layout by adding a keyboard item "IBM T/R/G40 series"?

Thanks and regards


Sam_ (and-sam) on 2011-08-27
affects: ubuntu → keymapper (Ubuntu)
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2011-08-27
affects: keymapper (Ubuntu) → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Domenico (8-dmc) wrote :

Hi Ubuntu Wizards,

Please consider that the same bug pattern exists for the Umlaut key ¨ followed by a vowel.

Lastly, you may want to consider these amendments for both uppercase and lowercase vowels.



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