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This article provides a possible solution when the symbol sidebar of the LaTeX editor Kile is not working.

Situation

When clicking on a symbol on the sidebar, the correspondig LaTeX command is not inserted into the text of the edited file.


Procedure

The following procedure solved the problem for Kile version 2.1.1 from the KDE:UpdatedApps repository and KDE 4.6.5 from the repository KDE:Release:46 repository

First close any running Kile program. In the configuration file ~/.kde4/share/config/kilerc under the section [MostUsedSymbols] replace the line

symbolViewUTF8=true

by

symbolViewUTF8=false

Now restart kile.