Shift and Control keys don't work on Bluetooth keyboard when on Android

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): always
BUILD ID: 3.3.0.16
HARDWARE (Jolla1, Tablet, XA2,…): Xperia XA2
UI LANGUAGE:
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?):

DESCRIPTION:

When using a Bluetooth keyboard on Android apps, Shift and Control keys don’t work, so for instance pasting text or copying it is not possible

PRECONDITIONS:

I’m using a US keyboard layout, and SFOS is also set to US English.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Copy text from another app (either SFOS or Android)
  2. Open the Android app
  3. Try to paste with Ctrl+V

EXPECTED RESULT:

Copied text should be visible

ACTUAL RESULT:

Only a v is displayed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Apparently this used to work (according to @dexic on SFOS Telegram User group). with US keyboard layout.

answering to myself: workaround is described here: https://together.jolla.com/question/225584/trying-to-get-physical-keyboards-to-work-with-aliendalvik-and-flatpak/?answer=227651#post-id-227651

This behavior also concerned with an Android device. That’s why there is the “External Keyboard Helper”. BT keyboards don’t always follow the magic rules. Have fun because languages other than English (qwerty) are ignored by the Dalvik (BT).