Fwd: Keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+C CTRL+V) don't work when keyboard is set to Hebrew
eladhen2 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 19:25:15 UTC 2015
Thank you very much.
The problem is global as far as I can tell (in every program and even in
the file manager).
I will try changing the layout and see if it helps.
I came across this bit of information:
But I'm too ill-informed to understand if what they describe is the same
problem and what exactly they're suggesting as a solution...
On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 8:58 PM, Walter Lapchynski <wxl at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> First off, there is an [Ubuntu Local Community in Israel] that you
> may want to connect with, especially considering they have probably
> faced the same issue.
> Secondly, this is not solely a Lubuntu issue. Sure, we have different
> GUI tools to do this and that but ultimately "under the hood" Ubuntu
> and Lubuntu is the same. That being said, it may be useful to ask in
> Ubuntu circles what the appropriate command line solution is. If you
> can figure that out, I'm sure we can translate that into an
> appropriate Lubuntu GUI solution.
> Now, is this only in the word processor or is this global? If it's
> only the word processor, you might want to see if it has better
> support for Hebrew. For example, I know of the package
> `libreoffice-l10n-he` which adds some additional support for Hebrew.
> If it is global, then you may want to try the alternative keyboard
> layouts (lyx, phonetic, biblical). I have searched through the
> plethora of options that `setxkbmap` offers (see `man
> xkeyboard-config`) and I don't find anything particularly obvious, so
> I would imagine that one of these three layouts probably has your
> My guess is either that this is specific to a particular application
> (in which case the answer may involve digging through its
> configuration and/or complaining to the folks that make that
> application) or that some existing keyboard layout or option provides
> the answer.
> It is possible that people just switch keyboard layouts. Sure seems
> strange, but it's possible. If you look at the "Switching to another
> layout" section in the aforementioned man page, you'll see you can
> define hotkeys to quickly make this change.
> I will note that /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/il seems to be written by
> someone who has a better sense of Hebrew than I do, referencing the
> "standard SI-1452." That being said, I my gut tells me they probably
> didn't miss this crucial set of hotkeys.
> If you discover the answer, please share with us! Perhaps even better,
> add what you find to the [Hebrew Localization Ubuntu wiki page].
> Good luck!
> : http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-il/
> : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HebrewLocalizationHowto
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 8:26 AM, אלעד הן <elad2040 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for responding. I'm to much of a newbie to understand most of what
> > you said though :(
> > The site doesn't seem to be related to linux...
> > I looked through the different keyboard options in "preferences" and
> > aren't many of them, and nothing looks relevant...
> > אלעד הן
> > נייד: 052-5348554
> > On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:09 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 03/01/2015 04:55 AM, אלעד הן wrote:
> >> Hi everyone. I'm a total newbie and probably doing this wrong but bare
> >> with me... I tried searching for answers to this problem, but although
> >> found several references to it, I couldn't find a solution.
> >> Anyway, I installed lubuntu 14.04 (not the 64 bit version) on my old
> >> laptop and I'm very pleased with the performances.
> >> When word-processing I mostly use Hebrew, and I've found the Keyboard
> >> shortcuts don't work when I'm the keyboard is switched to Hebrew. This
> >> that every time I want to copy and paste in Hebrew I first have to
> >> back to English, use the shortcuts and switch back to Hebrew. This is a
> >> big problem for the flow of work, and makes the shortcuts hardly short.
> >> Does anyone have a solution for this?
> >> Thank you.
> >> אלעד הן
> >> נייד: 052-5348554
> >> Hi Elad,
> >> It may be an issue with the way the Hebrew keyboard is mapped. The
> >> keyboard probably represents "V" and "C" incorrectly. Which would make
> >> sense, which one becomes 'V' and which one becomes 'C'? There are at
> >> 2 for each of those that I can think of, right?
> >> You may find something here:
> >> http://penguin.org.il/
> >> Since it is an Israeli Linux site.
> >> I think this may be related to X keyboard mapping, though that is a
> >> Sorry I do not know a specific solution, though. You might try asking
> >> Hebrew specific IRC channels, or asking someone at a local Linux User
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