All keyboard shortcuts, including fundamental shortcuts like “J / K / L”, SpaceBar, and so on, does NOT work with Premiere Windows if IME (input method editor) is activated on Windows.
Why this bug is severe
For people in Japan / China / Korea, IME is used to input Japanese / Chinese / Korean texts on Windows, and it’s quite natural for Premiere uses in such countries to activate IME because of searching media files in Media Browser, creating Japanese text by Type Tool in Essential Graphics, etc. As you know, the keyboard shortcuts is very important for professional video editors, who is Premiere’s main target users obviously, to create video clips efficiently. Inability to use keyboard shortcuts with IME really frustrates professional video editors, and it severely damages their workflow efficiency.
Steps to reproduce
Install IME on Windows.
Launch Premiere Pro.
Turn on IME.
Put a video on timeline.
Hit “J” or “L” key or SpaceBar on keyboard. And, you’ll see these shortcuts doesn’t work. See the attached screenshot.
Yep. This is still a problem. It's a huge road block when adding subtitles. Essentially all shortcuts are broken because Japanese IME intercepts the keystroke and Adobe ignores it. I've solved it by remapping shortcuts to keys not affected by IME, but it's very inconvenient not being able to use 'space' to toggle playback. Adobe really needs to address this issue.