Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#15856 new defect

Numerical shortcuts don't work in AZERTY

Reported by: midgard Owned by: team
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Core shortcuts Version:
Keywords: template_report Cc:


What steps will reproduce the problem?

Using an AZERTY keyboard layout:

  1. Open some layers.
  2. Press Shift+A to switch layers. (The small "activate the selected layer" popup appears in the bottom right corner.)
  3. Press a number (Shift + appropriate key) to switch to that layer. (Nothing happens.)
  4. Try omitting the Shift, to see if that works. (You're actually typing one of &é"'(§è!çà now.)


  1. Press Alt+number (Alt+Shift + appropriate key) to toggle visibility of a layer.
  2. Try omitting the Shift, to see if that works.

What is the expected result?

The layer is activated or visibility is toggled.

What happens instead?


Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if possible.

AZERTY is the standard keyboard layout in France and Belgium. To form numbers, you have to use Shift while pressing the same keys as on QWERTY. AZERTY is a pretty bad layout, but to date it remains widely used.

Repository:UUID: 0c6e7542-c601-0410-84e7-c038aed88b3b
Last:Changed Date: 2017-12-31 03:09:43 +0100 (Sun, 31 Dec 2017)
Build-Date:2017-12-31 02:33:46
Relative:URL: ^/trunk

Identification: JOSM/1.5 (13265 en_GB) Linux Arch Linux
Java version: 1.8.0_144-b01, Oracle Corporation, OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM

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Last errors/warnings:
- W: No configuration settings found.  Using hardcoded default values for all pools.

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comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by majkaz

I am working with the Czech layout which has the same - the numbers are entered using Shift+ě = 1 for example.

The shortcuts work for me. You have to hold the Shift key all the time like this:

Activate layer 1: Shift Down -> A1 -> Shift up
Show/hide layer 1: Shift Down -> S1 -> Shift Up

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