Re: RFC: scim and gnome 2.18

On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 17:05 +0200, Daniel Glassey wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to start discussion about proposing SCIM[1] to be included in
> gnome 2.18 as the default IME so that languages/scripts that need more
> than xkb layouts are supported by default.
> Also, scim doesn't have the xkb restriction where you can only have a
> maximum 4 keyboard layouts to swtich between.
> This would require only small changes to gnome.
> The keyboard preferences dialog would need to support enabling this:
> Add a checkbox to the 'Keyboard' tab - something like 'Enable complex
> input methods'. If scim is not installed then this will be disabled,
> and something somewhere will tell you how to install scim to get this
> functionality.
> If this is checked then scim will be started at startup
> Behind the scenes scim will be configured to start with X. In Debian
> there is a script called im-switch that sets up the environment for
> IMEs. Hopefully that could be made into a freedesktop project for
> other distros to use as well. Or if there is another way to do it that
> would be good as well.
> There will be an extra button on keyboard preferences to call scim
> config e.g. Complex &Input.
> This requires X to be restarted so it would be useful to have a way to
> log out and restart X rather than having to do a full reboot .
> Regards,
> Daniel
> [1]
> P.S. I haven't found discussion about this before in list archives but
> the thought was vaguely mentioned at GUADEC so now would be a good
> time to discuss it.

I ommited to reply here as well.

Just to remind, the discussion logs of the Keyboard discussion that took
place in July are available at

Thanks Daniel for bringing this up,

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