VirtualBox

Ticket #8900 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Japanese keyboard layout not detected -> cosmetic

Reported by: scanti Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

Looking at the log of VirtualBox 4.0.6, it seems to have some problems with my keyboard. I have a Japanese Keyboard and I do not think I am using a custom layout.

Attachments

Win7-64-2011-05-16-14-29-06.log Download (53.3 KB) - added by scanti 3 years ago.
Virtualbox log

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by scanti

Virtualbox log

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Thanks for the report. Do you notice any problems using your keyboard in the guest after you have set the right layout (in the guest)? So that I know if the warning is real or a false positive.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Just checked, and your keyboard layout really isn't in our look-up list. Do you know if it is anything non-standard? Or perhaps our list is just out of date.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by michael

It doesn't seem to quite map up to anything in the X.Org keyboard list either. The character obtained by pressing Shift+'0' looks wrong.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by scanti

My keyboard is an ELECOM TK-U12FYALBK. you can see it here  http://blog-imgs-31.fc2.com/m/a/s/masa1992/SH3G0014.jpg

I did not see any weird behavior unless I try to emulate MACOSX, but I am not very familiar with that OS so I cannot tell if it is a false negative. When I emulate it I have strange behavior with shortcuts.

I checked my xorg.conf and got

Section "InputDevice"

# keyboard added by system-config-display

Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "jp106" Option "XkbLayout" "jp"

EndSection

Hope this information will help

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by michael

What character does shift + '0' produce though on your host system? If it is a non-Latin character I would appreciate a Latin alphabet name or transcription too :)

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by scanti

Shift + 0 does 0 in my machine

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by michael

And sorry for asking, but is this normal for Japanese keyboards? It is what is confusing our keyboard code, which thinks (based on the tables in X.Org) that shift + 0 should produce an "asciitilde" character.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by scanti

I have two different Japanese keyboards and non of those have the ~ above the 0, look at the picture in previous comment or here  http://www.forlanglab.lsu.edu/exams/KeyboardLayout/images/Keyboards/Japanese.png

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from In the log I am asked to send a bug report to Japanese keyboard layout not detected

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Summary changed from Japanese keyboard layout not detected to Japanese keyboard layout not detected -> cosmetic

I can't actually set up a Japanese layout on my Fedora guest system which does "0" when I press shift + "0" (it really does produce "~"). I think that since no one else has mentioned this and it isn't affecting your actual use I will just close the ticket if that is alright. Thanks again for reporting it.

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