I often write English and Spanish text in the same document or email. And occasionally German and other languages. So I have installed default US and Spanish layouts under Keyboard Hardware and Layout. This worked fine under 42.2 but now with 42.3 when I switch to Spanish the OS presents a layout that is not Spanish and is not the layout displayed by opening Preview.
All apps are affected by this issue. At the same time I have discovered that the US layout has acquired the ability to add some, but not all, special characters. Could these two things be related?
I think I wrote about this in the past but I can’t find any reference in the forums. Memory is not good since I passed 80. I think there is a work-around when using the Spanish layout but it is clunky (ie, laborious). Can’t we go back to the functionality of 42.2?
I can confirm your problem: KDE Plasma 5 with German and English-US (US international with accent keys) keyboard layouts.
The US preview shows “QWERTY” – when it’s selected “QWERTZ” is typed.
I have to admit that, I haven’t logged out and logged back in again.
Possibly, a KDE Bug Report is needed.
By the way, logging out and then back in again didn’t help.
The only “small annoyance” which disappeared with 2 keyboard layouts defined was the “Num-Lock disables it’s self once only after logging in when <Ctrl> or <Alt> or <Meta> is pressed” issue (there is a KDE Bug Report for this issue). Removing the 2nd keyboard layout reinstated “my little friend”.
Yes, I experience that too with only one keyboard layout.
But it’s not NumLock itself that gets disabled here, only the keyboard LED is switched off. The NumLock functionality is still on.
(so just a “cosmetical” issue really)
IMHO rather not a bug in KDE though, more in numlockx that is used to turn on NumLock in the first place during login, or Xorg or… :-/
Have checked Leap 15 Beta running in an Oracle VirtualBox VM – Keyboard 105 key International --plasmashell 5.11.95
KDE Frameworks: 5.42.0
Everything is OK – works as expected.
[HR][/HR]And now I’m suspicious – the keyboard I’m using here is a Cherry “Cymotion Master Linux” – I’ll check on a Leap 42.3 Laptop with a 105 key International keyboard.