After reinstalling Atom after a long time of not using it, I’ve noticed some incompatibilities with the Spanish keyboard of my laptop.
Seems that the problem is that Atom team is profusely using the ctrl+alt combination as shortcut modifier for Windows and Linux. In my experience, this is not a good practice, since many non-english keyboards use that key combination for special characters.
To use my problem as an example: spanish keyboards usually have a special key called “Alt Gr” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key, that is used to as a third modifier for the keyboard. It is in fact a shortcut for ctrl+alt, and some important characters are mapped there, for example, the “@” is AltGr+q or ctrl+alt+q. This char is not reacheable in Atom, since the editor overrides this combination.
Of course you can override this behavior on the keymap.cson file, but I have the feeling that this can become an out-of-control problem if the dev keep adding ctrl+alt shortcuts.
I like to hear more experiences from non-english coders: what do you think? Anyone having this problem?