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While choosing Nepali language. I see there are slight differences between the layout provided by Ubuntu's Keyboard Layout vs. the standard font layout provided for Nepali language.

I am also not able to install the provided font. Is there a way to correct this ?

I get the Font from

and the layout is enter image description here

and the Ubuntu's layout is : enter image description here

There are no symbols - !@#$%^&*() .

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Do you suggest fixing the Ubuntu 'standard', or are you looking for how to adjust the keyboard layout (for your needs)? – david6 Feb 16 '13 at 11:01
I would suggest to fix the Ubuntu's layout. It will be helpful for others as well. For the time being, I would like to see a way to adjust it myself. – maan81 Feb 16 '13 at 12:02
Importantly, the Zero Width Non Joiner (plus key) and the Zero Width Joiner (equals key) is not functioning as it should. It is required to generate other important characters. – maan81 Feb 16 '13 at 12:07

There is a known issue with Nepali romanized keyboard shipped with certain version of Ubuntu. correct version here

The Nepali Romanized Keyboard layout shipped with Ubuntu (located at /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/np) is incomplete. The definition for the whole upper row (1-0 keys) are missing. Also, more importantly, zero-width joiner (ZWJ) and zero-width non-joiner (ZWNJ) characters are wrongly defined

Jwalanta tackles this problem in detail in his blog

there is keyboard layout editor if you want to create a new layout yourself This has some issues in 12.04 but there are workarounds


I got tired with issues in standard layout so built these based on iBus

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eric Carvalho Oct 27 '13 at 14:00

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