For example, in Firefox when I press ctrl + l the url is highlighted. When I change to Hebrew and press ctrl + l (actually ctrl + ך) nothing happens. How can I make all of my keyboard shortcuts work while in a different language?

Most of the similar questions I saw posted here said that it is a bug that will be fixed in the next version. Those posts are all from over a year ago, has the bug been fixed?


Shortcuts including a character seems to be bound to that character, not to a particular key. For instance, Ctrl+A selects all text when you are typing. If I switch to a French keyboard layout that's still true, even if A is now accessed through another key (i.e. the key which you use to type Q with an English (US) layout.

However, it does not work with non-latin layouts which lack the corresponding English characters. There is a bug report about the problem.

  • Do you know if there is a setting or a program that I can use to change the behavior so that it will treat ctrl + ך as ctrl + l?
    – HanMah
    Nov 11 '16 at 7:11
  • @HanMah: No I don't, especially not on Kubuntu. I'd have to google around, but you can do so too. ;) Maybe somebody else has a hint. Nov 11 '16 at 8:01
  • I don't mind attempting to make a program to fix the issue. However, I have no idea where to start. Can you give me some pointers on how to start?
    – HanMah
    Nov 12 '16 at 19:00
  • @HanMah: No, it's over my head. Sorry. Nov 12 '16 at 19:19

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