XKB data changed the numpad decimal separator symbol

Debian Sid has just received this change from XKeyboardConfig.

Here is how to to switch back to a period symbol:

  • Add

    kpdl:dot

    to XKBOPTIONS in /etc/default/keyboard.

    Note that dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration cannot do it for you but thanks to this bug fix it will also not erase your changes.

  • run

    sudo udevadm trigger --subsystem-match=input --action=change

    then restart Xorg

See man xkeyboard-config and this Debian X Strike Force page for more.

EDIT: this bug is fixed in the upstream repository: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74274

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