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Turns out that the problem was incorrect setting of my locale. My locale was set to en_IL.UTF-8, which apparently isn't recognized/supported. I changed all entries in /etc/default/locales to be en_US.UTF-8, and then logged out and logged in again - now I can type in Hebrew where previously I couldn't.
One thing you could try is the following command to set the locale of the console: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup Ensure the encoding is set to UTF-8, rather than ISO-8859-* or something else. Hopefully your issue is as simple as this.
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