Point on num keypad produces a comma

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Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by LMLM » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:30 pm

The point (.) key and the comma (,) key on my numeric keypad work correctly with Linux applications.

But both produce a comma if I'm typing into a Windows application. Any Windows application.

Is there any way to fix that?

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by invisible kid » Sun May 02, 2021 5:58 pm

Sorry, this won't be too helpful, but I noticed on my numeric keypad I only have a period, no comma. I only mention this because it might help you debug your issue. Good luck.

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by LMLM » Sun May 02, 2021 11:34 pm

You make a valid point. This is the keyboard layout that I have:

https://www.logitechstore.com.br/media/ ... k120_1.png

In xev, the point is keycode 129 (keysym 0xffae, KP_Decimal) and the comma is keycode 91 (keysym 0xffac, KP_Separator).

Thank you for your attention.

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by invisible kid » Mon May 03, 2021 4:56 pm

I have the same keyboard.

This doesn't sound like a Num-Lock type of issue, but it's so easy to check, make sure to try hitting that just in case.

Okay, when I hit the period key on my numpad I get:

state 0x0, keycode 91 (keysym 0xff9f, KP_Delete), same_screen YES,

That makes a bit more sense, because the key is marked Del. I don't know what key to press on the numpad for a comma though.

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by LMLM » Mon May 03, 2021 5:45 pm

invisible kid wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:56 pm
I have the same keyboard.
(...)
Okay, when I hit the period key on my numpad I get:
That makes a bit more sense, because the key is marked Del. I don't know what key to press on the numpad for a comma though.
Then you don't have the same layout as I do. Some layouts have 17 keys in the numeric keypad, such as this:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nYHpY87Yn00/V ... c_ABNT.png

Your "Del" key produces a point and there is no comma.

My numpad has 18 keys and looks like this:

https://a-static.mlcdn.com.br/618x463/t ... 542208.jpg

or this:

https://a-static.mlcdn.com.br/618x463/t ... 0829ff.jpg

We have different numeric keypads.

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by invisible kid » Tue May 04, 2021 7:41 am

Ah, okay, I gotcha, to put it into words it looks like(In some of the pics it's hard to see if it's a period or a comma):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nYHpY87Yn00/V ... c_ABNT.png
Num Lock, /, *, -
7/Home, 8/up arrow, 9/PgUp, +
4/left arrow, 5, 6/right arrow
1/End, 2/down arrow, 3 PgDn, Enter
0/Ins, ./Del
17 keys

https://a-static.mlcdn.com.br/618x463/t ... 542208.jpg
Num Lock, /, *, -
7/Home, 8/up arrow, 9/PgUp, +
4/left arrow, 5, 6/right arrow, .
1/End, 2/down arrow, 3 PgDn, Enter
0/Ins, ,/Del
18 keys

https://a-static.mlcdn.com.br/618x463/t ... 0829ff.jpg
Num Lock, /, *, -
7/Home, 8/up arrow, 9/PgUp, +
4/left arrow, 5, 6/right arrow, .
1/End, 2/down arrow, 3 PgDn, Enter
0/Ins, ,/Del
18 keys

So now I see why you get those descriptors from xev. And I can also see why it might happen as the comma in the 18 key versions is in the spot of the period/decimal in the 17 key versions. Unfortunately I cannot help any more because I don't have a keyboard with that layout. Hopefully someone will come along that knows something, good luck.

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Re: Point on num keypad produces a comma

Post by invisible kid » Tue May 04, 2021 1:24 pm

One thing you might try if you haven't already, is check how the keyboard behaves in an actual windows environment. If you have, post the results, it might be helpful.

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