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How can I add UK keyboard layout to my Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8?

When I first installed my Kubuntu, I had the US keyboard layout selected and installed into the system.

But now I am using a UK keyboard on Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard. I have tried to installed to UK keyboard layout from Keyboard section. But it does not work properly. For instance:

  • When I type shift+2 I should get a " but I get a @ instead.
  • When I type shift+' I should get a @ but I get a " instead.
  • When I press the hash key I can't get the symbol but nothing shows.

But:

  • when I press shift+3 I do get £
  • When I press shift+4 I do get $

Any ideas why and how I can fix this?

This is what I added to the keyboard layout:

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Did I miss anything??

I have tried to change this file below manually but still no luck:

$ sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard

Content:

# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="gb"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"

NOTE 1:

However, I found something very strange - the keyboard layout did change to the UK keyboard layout on my USB US keyboard, but not changed on my Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard! It is only changed to a semi-UK keyboard layout. Why!??

  • Did you actually switch to the UK layout, e.g. by clicking the layout indicator? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 7 '17 at 13:13
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson yes I did. I even have removed the US keyboard and have the machine restarted... – laukok Feb 7 '17 at 13:14
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    I'm out of ideas, I'm afraid. Hopefully someone who knows more about Kubuntu can help. I deleted my answer, so others see that the question is unanswered. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 7 '17 at 13:41
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The problem is not coming from the Kubuntu/ Ubuntu. It is from the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard.

I have to switch the the OS to Windows on the keyboard in order to have the UK keyboard layout!

Hope this will help others who use Microsoft's.

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