Fwd: Keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+C CTRL+V) don't work when keyboard is set to Hebrew

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 6 19:39:28 UTC 2015

I have a suspicion as to what the problem might be. Can you send a
picture of your keyboard?

Also it would be nice to have the output of `setxkbmap -query -verbose 10`.

It also might be good to have the same thing if you do `setxkbmap
-option "us,il" && setxkbmap -query -verbose 10`. After you do that,
make sure you run your startup file again.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 10:18 AM, אלעד הן <eladhen2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ctrl+space works, as do other shortcuts without letters.
> as I said, the keyboard switches between Hebrew and English, but when the
> keyboard is set to Hebrew the shortcuts that require English letters
> (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and so forth) won't work.
> Other Hebrew speaking users I know reported similar problems, apparently
> from the more recent ubuntu releases.
> To help pinpoint the problem, the solution I've found (which is a bit of a
> mess) is running a file on startup that goes:
> (sleep 3; setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle "us,il") &
> This seems to work perfectly. Which means, I presume, that lubuntu - and
> maybe ubuntu in general - uses a different method to switch languages, with
> the aforementioned bug.

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