I'm using libreoffice under Ubuntu 13.10 . Using English as main language Arabic as another language. When writing English I can use keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V.

When starting to write in Arabic I can't use all these shortcuts any more . I must change language to English again just to do cut - paste stuff !

Thank u in advance .


It is a bug, see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1246583

But it has now been fixed in the new LibreOffice beta 4.2 version. It can be downloaded and installed from the Libreoffice website.

However, I still have the same issue in UBUNTU 13.10 with Apache openoffice 4.0.1. No fix there yet.

  • I still see this issue with LO (on Lubuntu 15.04). Are you sure? – einpoklum Jul 11 '15 at 7:42

I have the Same problem in Persian language. it seems libreoffice can't detect the character A, C, V etc. which are following the Ctrl http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/24338/keyboard-shortcuts-on-libreoffice-41-wont-act-when-i-change-the-language/

Now I've found that if you remove the following packages, the problem will be OK.

libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-gnome
  • This works for me, but now libreoffice-writer looks like ms-word in windows-95, and it's window has transparent region at top when maximized. Ubuntu 13.10 here. – aemxdp Oct 31 '13 at 13:01
  • yes, i have this problem in persian language too. thanks a lot – pylover Feb 20 '14 at 9:10
  • Doesn't work for me (with Hebrew, LO and Lubuntu 15.04). – einpoklum Jul 11 '15 at 7:51

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