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    I have KDE in Hebrew. Whenever I need to use a keyboard shortcut, I
    must switch over to English, perform the shortcut, then switch back to
    Hebrew. How can I set up KDE to recognize the shortcuts in Hebrew,
    like Windows does?

    For instance, CTRL-ב should be recognized as CTRL-C for "copy". I
    don't want to remap all the shortcuts in all the applications
    (including non-KDE apps such as Firefox). Is this maybe an X.org
    issue, and should I maybe ask there?

    Thanks in advance.

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    That's actually a job of the translator, who should be defining these shortcuts as part of the pot file for each application. Are any shortcuts working? Although the character you mentioned would be the equivalent of 'C', what would the equivalent word for the command be?

    For exmple, alt+f is for the File menu in english, but in another language the word equivalent would begin with a different letter.

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    In Hebrew, "do this" words mostly start with the letter ה, which shares a key with V. Thus, most keyboard shortcuts would be Ctrl-V. I don't know how it is in other languages, but in MS products the Hebrew shortcuts are the same keys as their English counterparts. Which is logical, as I don't think of Ctrl-V when I want "paste", rather I think of pinky-index finger.

    @devils_casper: I actually did try to define the alternative keyboard shortcuts as their Hebrew equivilents, but for whatever reason that didn't work. And I'd rather avoid that route anyway, as it won't work in non-KDE apps.

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