[Pkg-ime-devel] Alternative README.Debian proposal

Osamu Aoki osamu@debian.org
Fri, 29 Oct 2004 00:43:28 +0200

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 10:14:18AM +0200, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> >  scim-m17n and libm17n-0  (for all languages: Arabic, Thai, Greek, ...)
> >  anthy and (scim-m17n or scim-uim) (for Japanese)
> If Japanese belongs to "all languages", does that mean the user has to
> install scim-m17n anyway, so noone will use scim-uim?

Maybe "almost all languages"  But some people do not want to get it.

> >  (prime or canna) and scim-uim     (for alternative Japanese)
> I think it may be worth adding a metapackage scim-japanese with proper
> dependencies (are these right?)

There are so many ways to support Japanese just with anthy as back end.  

> Depends: anthy | prime | canna, scim-uim | anthy, scim-m17n | scim-uim

I see.  This is a thought.

> Results should be (not tested, am in bit of a hurry):
>  - apt-get install scim-japanese
>     => install first alternative, anthy
>     => skip scim-uim since anthy is already marked for installation
>     => install scim-m17n
>  - apt-get install scim-uim scim-japanese
>     => install first alternative, anthy
>     => do nothing, both installed already
>     => skip scim-m17n since scim-uim is already marked for installation
>  - apt-get install prime scim-japanese
>     => install prime
>     => skip anthy since prime is there
>     => install scim-uim
>     => skip scim-m17n
>  - apt-get install canna scim-japanese
>     (likewise)i

Now this sounds interesting idea.  Hmmm... can you create patch for scim
source package by adding entry to debian/control?

> > Other package to consider are:
> >  scim-table-zh, scim-table-ko, scim-table-ja, scim-tables-additional
> When should I as a sysadmin consider installing these tables?

Achademic interest :-)  As far as I can tell for scim-table-ja, these
are useless for practical Japanese input. 

> > Now press Ctrl-Space should switch input from English and Japanese.  If
> > you have a notification area on the panel, there would also be an icon
> > there indicating the status of scim.
> Ctrl-Space or Shift-Space? (I use anthy, and it seems to be Shift-Space
> for me)

Hahaha,   Try it.  scim require you to be started with Ctrl-Space and it
activate small panel.  If anthy is selected, Shift-Space toggles anthy
mode <-> english mode while scim panel is on.


PS: My ISP is flaky.