A lot of times I have to change the input language of the keyboard (from English to a different one) causing the problem of the Emacs commands to not be recognized.
Normally when you press Ctrl+A you move to the beginning of the line. When I have a different language than English selected then it says "C-α undefined".
Is there a way to make them independent of the language selected? All editors support this by default so I am sure that there has to be a way.
I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I installed Emacs through the terminal. It is the 24.5.1 version. I haven't configured the keyboard at all except having included one more language as a possible input.