I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected
/, it gives a
∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * gives ⋅, and - gives−. The + seems to work fine.
Using this website, I can determine that the faulty keys do give different values than expected.
∕ : Division Slash (Solidus) ⋅ : Dot Operator (Asterisk) − : Minus Sign (Hyphen-Minus)
I put the wanted character in brackets. It seems that my numpad is in some kind of math mode. I don't want to remap the keys to the wanted value, I instead want to fix the problem, this should be possible, as the problem first occurred a while ago while typing math equations in gedit.
The same thing happens with the . button on the numpad giving
, instead of the expected
I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS, with a Dell SK-8115 keyboard.
If I go to my system settings, my keyboard layout is English (US). If I view the layout I see this: If you look on the numpad's period key, it shows a
, above the
Del text, instead of the wanted period. For the other key, it shows multiple values, e.g. the / shows two slashes, and a division symbol.