When I am in English, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V works fine when I need to copy paste. But when I turn to Greek, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and basically no shortcut almost works in Greek. So each time I have to alt shift and go back to English in order to user Ctrl+C to copy something. How can I apply this to the Greek keyboard profile?


I also realized that when using NetBeans IDE 7.4, I can copy and paste in Greek but I can't use the tonic system of the language over the words. In Aptana studio I can't use Copy and paste Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V When using gedit everything works fine. Different software use different keyboard layout settings?

  • Weird, I cannot reproduce this! Do you have any custom setting that you have altered that may cause this? – hytromo Aug 25 '12 at 8:43
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    hmmm Not that I am sure, but I suspect that this happens in eclipse. Now that I am here typing you this message, it seems to work... but in Text Editor, and Eclipse it seems that it does not work.. . . . . – themhz Aug 25 '12 at 13:21
  • Still I cannot reproduce it with the Text Editor. Weird. – hytromo Aug 25 '12 at 13:28
  • maybe my eclipse and my textpad binds those keys and overides its current ability to change language? is their a way to tell? – themhz Aug 25 '12 at 14:52
  • when ever I install eclipse it does that. When eclipse is not on it works also in the text editor. When I remove the program everything seems to be ok . Is there any place I can check the key bindings? Is it a Global scope place or an application scope only? – themhz Aug 31 '12 at 12:15

This is a known bug:


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Workaround for some system hotkeys and two layouts (English and non-Latin): rebind all hotkeys in your local layout. For example instead of Ctrl+Alt+T use Ctrl+Alt+τ (Greek tau). That hotkey still works with the English layout. If you use English and two different non-Latin layouts this workaround helps only with one of them.


As said above this is a known bug, however there is a simple fix shown here:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:attente/java-non-latin-shortcuts
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
restart unity-settings-daemon

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