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Many programs stop replying to the letter keys on the keyboard when switching to the Russian layout. For example, a blender. Both Inkscape and Gimp have problems. In Ubuntu, POP! OS, Manjaro, Open Suse, no problem.


This acute problem is still unresolved. Please pay attention of the developers.

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This should be fixed by entering the following commands to enable the hotkeys for the Russian keyboard layout:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:attent/java-non-latin-shortcuts

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

restart unity-setting-daemon

After then you should restart your computer and check whether the hotkeys are working correctly.

  • Not working/ Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~attent/ubuntu/java-non-latin-shortcuts'. ERROR: '~attent' user or team does not exist sudo add-apt-repository ppa:attente/java-non-latin-shortcuts Error: retrieving gpg key timed out. – Юрий Владимирович May 7 at 0:01
  • ppa:attent/java-non-latin-shortcuts not supported ubuntu 18.04 – Юрий Владимирович Jun 24 at 2:20
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Concerning non-working keyboard shortcuts for Russian keyboard layout: I have reported this issue to blender developers (see here). Based on their answer, this might be OS-specific (i.e. not Linux-specific, but elementary OS-specific) issue, because Russian shortcuts seem to work fine in blender on Ubuntu 18.04.

@moderator I'd like to report this issue as a bug. Which channel would you suggest as appropriate for this kind of issue?

  • I still don't know if there's a solution to the problem. – Юрий Владимирович May 21 at 6:51
  • @Hasan That's not the right repo in this case. That repo contains the code for the keyboard settings panels, which have nothing to do with keyboard usage in general. – Peter Uithoven Jul 16 at 13:03
  • @PeterUithoven I am sorry for the mistake. Can you please help me by telling which one is the right one or please post the right one, i am deleting my comment. Thank you very much for pointing that out. – Hasan Jul 16 at 13:49
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    @Hasan I'd open it in the catch all "OS" repo, because it's quite unclear where this issue comes from. – Peter Uithoven Jul 17 at 14:18

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