I've upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04 recently to do some testing, but I quickly had to realize that my pipe character (|) on my laptop keyboard does not get recognized correctly as such. Instead a single-quote (') is inserted. I'm on a GS65 notebook that houses a steelseries keyboard which has some rather wanky key-layout to begin with. The layout I'm using is German. (picture for reference: https://www.notebookcheck.com/fileadmin/Notebooks/MSI/GS65_8RF-019DE_Stealth_Thin/gs65_15.jpg)
I tried the usual
dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-layout + "Gerneric w/ 105 keys" + restart, but that didn't solve my issue. Note all other keys do work fine (including special German characters ä, ö, ü, ß). It's only this one key that tries to mess with me.
The issue only occurs on the internal keyboard. Using a USB keyboard everything works fine. Aside from that the issue persists both on tty and graphical interface.
Interestingly that means that my single-quote is mapped twice. One being above the ENTER key, and the other one wrongly assigned to "<, >, |" next to ALT-GR. This holds true for other keyboard layouts such as English US aswell.
Did I perhaps select the wrong keyboard-layout? If so, what would be the correct option?
Btw. the issue only occured after upgrading from 18.04 LTS to 19.04.