After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing and there I just have to change any one of the shortcuts to something else (for example 'disabled') for a moment and then set it again to the previous value. This is really unexpected but after this typing works fine, however it drives me mad that I have to do it every time I start my laptop!

The problem may have started when I installed Wine and a game 'Heroes of Might and Magic III' but I'm not sure. It may as well have begun when I installed some other programmes for Ubuntu such as audio-recorder or lmms. I have tried removing all the recently installed programs including wine but nothing solved the problem. Please, help!

  • I had similar issue with Chinese. I had to install it through Language Support in settings – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Aug 30 '14 at 12:59
  • Unfortunately, in my case changing system language to Polish in Language Support doesn't help. – geras Sep 3 '14 at 12:02
  • @geras did you find out where was a problem? I have very this same problem :( – noisy Nov 27 '14 at 20:55
  • For anyone reading this - noisy found the solution which is below. – geras Dec 1 '14 at 22:08

Here I found solution, which works for me.

Type in console ibus-setup, and then make sure, that you have following settings: enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

To avoid different problems with switching beetwen Polish and English, I removed English from list.

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Proof: u mnie działa świetnie :)

  • Thanks, you're great! It turned out what I needed to do was just to remove English from this list. (no need to change to Dvorak layout) – geras Dec 1 '14 at 22:02

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