As seen in quite a few posts a lot of us have problem with accentuated characters: e.g. "+u → ü, '+a => á, etc.
Usually an upgrade of either OS or LO version may explain that a user profile may somehow get partially corrupted. The problem is that the issue leads to an apparently erratic behavior inside modules. Sometimes accents thru key combinations can be used for a few seconds after module launch and then not anymore. Sometimes what triggers the problem is when the mouse hovers over a menu or when the CTL key is used the first time inside a recently opened module document, sometimes a key combination say ^+ e produces a ^e, instead of ê.
It all depends on … what ? Nobody seems to know and users ought to be surprised that nobody is in a position to say: “All right folks, this is a known bug, with bug number xyz”. Or “you have a faulty library”, or “Reinstall completely because such and such dependency is compromised beyond repair”. Are there devs working on this ? Is it considered important by the dev program leaders or even by the forum moderators or managers ?
Is it in the queue of things to fix ? Can we know ?
One aspect of the problem is that rebuilding the user profile from scratch ( a common advice offered by would-be helpers ) does not always help to solve that accentuated character problem.
For me everything worked well under LO 4.2. Today (under 4.4.3) I have zero accent previously available through key combination, irrespectively of the LO module. This occurs LO wide. There was no behavior change at all with a brand new profile-rebuild and after wiping out my few extensions and dictionaries in the process (no big deal, I had a total of 4).
The said key combinations continue to work in any other application outside LO. So it MAY be related to the system but it MUST also be related to LO !
Is someone knowledgeable enough to venture an educated suggestion as to whether people affected are missing a key library or something akin to that, or something else ?
Seriously, folks, what’s to do here ?