I was trying to type some accented Ancient Greek characters into Obsidian and having some issues. I ordinarily have two ways of doing this, neither of which work in Obsidian. First, I use the “Greek (polytonic)” keyboard layout, which turns some of the keys (; ’ [ ]) into “dead keys”. Typing a dead key and then a letter is supposed to produce the accented letter, but in Obsidian the dead keys seem to do nothing.
Second, I mapped my Right Ctrl to a “compose key”, so that typing the sequence: Right Ctrl, ', α should produce ά. On Obsidian, the compose key does nothing and I just get 'α. (Maybe I should mention that this method is also supposed to work for Latin characters with diacritics, like é and ç; I also can’t type these this way in Obsidian.)
The characters themselves are ordinary Unicode characters and can be pasted into Obsidian with no problem. So if nothing else, I can write in a different text editor and paste it into Obsidian, but obviously it’d be nice not to have to do this.
Based on some other posts I saw on this forum, I tried turning off “Auto pair brackets” and “Auto pair Markdown syntax”. I ordinarily use Vim key bindings, but tried turning those off too. None of this fixed the issue.
I’d like to fix the problem, or at least understand why it’s happening! I know it’s pretty niche, but I wonder if anyone else has had similar problems typing other accented languages (French? Vietnamese?), and if so, whether you’ve found a decent workaround.