Cannot write the @ symbol w/ German keyboard (Windows)


#1

I was wondering if anybody else seemed to have the same problem? I’ve had both the newest and the previous version, but I cannot get @ to write with Alt-g + q which maps to an @ symbol on the German keyboard. I had Emmet and Script packages installed, but uninstalling didn’t repair the functionality in case I broke it.

@zisoft recommended a blog that suggests a temporary workaround for this issue. The relevant excerpts are:

Since that really was a show stopper, I took a close look at the app and at the Folder “\Atom\resources\app\keymaps” in there there is a file called “win32.json” – prey!
In there the are two lines (93,94 @ the build I use)
“ctrl-alt-[": "editor:fold-current-row",
"ctrl-alt-]“: “editor:unfold-current-row”,
after removing them, just restart and you can now type backslashes.

and

The @-sign is being blocked by the autoflow/keymaps. Once removing this, autoflow (auto-formatting and removing some linebreaks!?) doesn’t work anymore – but I’ve got my@ back.
Secondly since I am fairly old, I still use the old win3.11 short-cuts for cut and paste – There are Shift-Delete and Shift-Insert. Atom binds Shift-delete to a plain delete-command. In the “/resources/app/keymaps/win32.json” you can rebind it to “core:cut” (~ line 30ish) thus enabling this kind of legacy support…

The bug itself has been caught before and is discussed in the Issue Tracker.


#2

Yep, i’ve the same problem. Should be bug reported.


#3

A workaround is described here but this cannot be a solution for sure.


#4

This is an oft-reported bug. You can find the canonical Issue here:

And also other topics on this board, including this one:


#5

Just use the keys Shift+A umlaut (next to Enter key). It is easy.