Hotbars and console on non-US keyboard layouts

So, most of the UE4 games I’ve seen don’t allow you to map anything to your number row if you’re using a keyboard layout that doesn’t have numbers as primary keys (so you have to hold shift to write numbers). Also, if the key below ESC isn’t a tilde, you can’t open the console (on games that do have developer console enabled). Few games I can think of right now: We Happy Few, Tower Unite.
Is this an issue with blueprints, which is somehow fixable using C++, or does UE4 just not like special characters?