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German and Spanish special characters

asked 2017-10-30 19:24:36 +0200

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The LibreOffice version is

The operative system is Kubuntu 17.10

When I want to type in LibreOffice Writer the German characters "ä, ö, ü, ß", or the Spanisch characters "á, ó, ñ", the input is ignored, as if I had not typed anything at all and the next letter I type is displayed.

As you can see here, I can type these characters perfectly well inside this browser and all other software.

Can anyone give me a helping hand please?


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Install the German and the Spanish keyboard layout as well. And also the language files so that automatic spellcheck does not mix things up ...

pkoron gravatar imagepkoron ( 2018-11-14 11:13:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-10-30 21:47:28 +0200

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updated 2017-11-01 11:27:55 +0200

I found a similar problem testing 6.0alpha on Plasma. Probably it's a problem with KDE4 integration (there is no Plasma5 integration yet). Try installing the GTK3 integration package with your package manager and then try running Writer from konsole with

SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3 libreoffice --writer

If this fix the problem, uninstall the KDE4 integration package and just use the GTK3 one.

EDIT: fixed the launch instruction

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