Problem with accented characters and QT applications

Bug #1631813 reported by Alan AZZERA
This bug affects 3 people
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kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


my girlfriend and I have similar problems under Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits, with two QT applications : TeXstudio and Kile. Regularly, we can not anymore type in accented characters like ê or û (we speak, and thus write, French). These characters are typed in by pressing two keys, the caret first [^], then the letter that need to be accented. At the very same moment, GTK apps like gedit or Firefox are absolutely not concerned by the bug, thus leading me to thing that the source of this bug is to be researched in the libqt galaxy.

My GF use regular Kile version - I mean from the official repository. I had to install a specific version of TeXstudio, due to another bug apparently involving QT (see

Thanks for your attention, I will do my best to give more precision and answer any question you would ask to me. I'm sorry to be unable to give more precise details to this annoying problem.



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tags: added: xenial
affects: ubuntu → kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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