Re: Pango Multilingual Input Reading


On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 11:09:27 -0800
Stefan Baums <baums u washington edu> wrote:

> > Pango doesn't do anything with input. If you are using gtk+,
> > internationalized input is pretty much taken care of.
> Far from it.  Right clicking on a GTK+ 2.2.4 text field gives me a
> choice of
> That doesn’t exactly cover the world’s writing systems.  Notably
> missing are the Indian scripts (that I assume the original poster
> was particularly interested in and for which he would have to
> download an input method separately somewhere ___ check out the
> Indix Project); and the Chinese writing system (for which one
> would have to go through an external input method engine, and I
> have not yet found a single one that works satisfactorily _and_
> does so in a UTF-8 locale).  Many of the other missing scripts are
> covered through the XKB files (and panel switch applets) that come
> with distributions.

I know some chinese input methods works in UTF-8 locale with Gtk+.

1. Uim (

It has pin yin module called uim-py. Uim doesn't need external chinese
input method engine.

2. Scim

I don't know input method name which is provided by scim. But anyhow,
scim provides chinese input method engine.

> Relatedly, where how can I set the GTK+ default input method
> permanently to XIM?

In your ~/.xsession, you should write following:




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