Bug 100630 - Missing closing bracket on keyboard layout: Slovak (extended backslash), Slovak (querty, extended backslash)
Summary: Missing closing bracket on keyboard layout: Slovak (extended backslash), Slov...
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: xkb
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Reported: 2017-04-09 16:29 UTC by janicko@gmail.com
Modified: 2017-05-25 13:20 UTC (History)
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Description janicko@gmail.com 2017-04-09 16:29:13 UTC
Description of problem: On the mentioned Slovak keyboard layouts closing bracket - ) is missing. This makes entering text quite difficult as one needs to switch to english or some other layout to enter this character.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 25, but probably also other versions

How reproducible:
Set keyboard layout to Slovak (extended backslash) or Slovak (querty, extended backslash)

Expected results:
I think proper place for closing bracket is at the "backslash" key left from the Enter, where it resides for Slovak layout or Slovak (querty) layout. Now on this key are two ways of placing pipe - |
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-05-07 21:00:21 UTC
Was there any public discussion on some Slovak Linux/Unix forums about that missing key? Will there be any anger from people using that key for the pipe character?
Comment 2 janicko@gmail.com 2017-05-10 08:55:08 UTC
Good question. I have searched slovak forums on this topic and there are people complaining on the missing bracket, but their resolution of the problem is to use different layout (Slovak). I decided to open this bug because I think missing closing bracket is a problem. Also I think that two pipe symbols bind to the same key are rather mistake than purpose. The group of Slovak users is too small and there are rather few people using extended backslash slovak layout. Not that this proves anything, but this shows how the key should look like (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTZ#/media/File:KB_Slovak.svg). So extended backslash layout should provide the keys: \ and | (direct keypress and with shift) and / and ) (direct keypress with altgr and with shift). This allows all current users to use | on the usual place and ) to use with altgr, which is not usual choice.
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-05-17 11:53:07 UTC
committed the fix to git, please check
Comment 4 Andreas Wettstein 2017-05-19 18:35:44 UTC
I think "parentleft" is a typo...
Comment 5 Andreas Wettstein 2017-05-19 18:36:18 UTC
A, I see you fixed it already.  Sorry for the noise.
Comment 6 janicko@gmail.com 2017-05-25 12:40:39 UTC
Sorry for late reply. Took me some time to figure out where to find the patch and how to bring it to Fedora as I'm not linux developer, but I learned few tricks.

Correctly it should read parenright instead of parenleft (closing bracket, not opening). And also, as it appears, I was talking about <BKSL>. From my point of view, it should look like:
key <BKSL>  { [ backslash,        bar,        slash,     parenright ] };
Comment 7 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-05-25 13:20:21 UTC
thanks for  the amendment, committed.

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