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Suddenly my Kubuntu 16.04 refuses to write some characters.

Usually I was able to press ´+a = á but now I just get ´a on some applications like Firefox on some other applications like Konsole or Dolphin the accent isn't even displayed and only the a appears.

The single exception is LibreOffice where the input is working as expected.

I've wiped out my single keyboard input method configuration in System preferences > Input > Keyboard > Layout and configured it up again, also have consulted this question, but to no avail.

These are the contents of my locale:

$ locale
LANG=es_MX.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=es_MX:es
LC_CTYPE="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="es_MX.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

This is the output of $ im-config -m

default
ibus
none

none
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  • This probably didn't happen "suddenly". Any package installed/removed recently, for example?
    – fkraiem
    Feb 16 '17 at 0:00
  • You may be totally correct, yesterday I added the Kubuntu Backports repository to fix the buggy muon-discover app and updated my system the usual way from the icon in the task bar.
    – eridani
    Feb 16 '17 at 0:05
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    Bug #1573755 comes to mind. Can you please run the command im-config -m and let us know the output by editing your question. Feb 16 '17 at 1:32
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I see that you have IBus set as the input method framework without having IBus installed. I suggest that you run this command:

im-config -n none

and log out and log in again. Doing so might make a difference.

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  • Like magic, it worked, thank you! Just out of curiosity, do you know what may have happened?
    – eridani
    Feb 16 '17 at 2:01
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    @eridani: Nope. As you can see at that bug report, the root cause has not been spotted yet. Glad that I could help you. :) Feb 16 '17 at 2:02

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