I've got an issue with text input using special characters against my will each time I use the option ← → keys to jump between words.
I'm not wanting special characters to be what I'm typing when I jump to another word and start typing. The option key seems to be acting quite differently than what I'm typically used to all of the sudden in general (it seems to jump way past words now also).
This question Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters I was hoping would solve my issue apparently has no relation to this super annoying problem. Behavior persists after rebooting, and it seems to be system-wide; any suggestions?