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AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.
If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature
An error occurred while saving the commentMaria commented
Right alt key works like alt+ctrl so it's impossible to write using non-english characters - like polish, german or swedish diacritics. I see this problem was first reported in 2015 and STILL not fixed!Maria supported this idea ·