[Pkg-ime-devel] RFS: scim-kmfl-imengine
doug_rintoul at sil.org
Sun Dec 9 00:55:21 UTC 2007
Ming Hua wrote:
> I thought scim-kmfl-engine would know exactly which languages it wants
> to set im-switch for, instead of the system default language as Doug
Just to clarify, kmfl is often used in a multilingual situation where
documents are written in multiple languages and for languages which
often do not have a locale associated with them. For example as a
Linguistics organization we often write papers with IPA symbols in them
and have developed an kmfl keyboard to easily enter the IPA characters.
There is no locale for IPA. We also work in minority languages which
most likely do not have a locale defined for them. Many of our Linguists
have an en_XX locales as their main locale but want to use SCIM to type
IPA, Chinese, Thai, Greek, Hebrew, perhaps all in the same document. If
SCIM is not set up as the default IM for their working locales (ie.
en_XX), then it is very cumbersome to switch to SCIM when they want to
type in another language.
Do I understand correctly that if SCIM is set up to handle all_ALL, then
the above situation would be addressed? On all the systems I have used
all_ALL is set to default not SCIM. I am very willing to not do anything
with setting up SCIM startup provided SCIM will be the default for
locales such as en_US, en_CA, etc, if not other IM is defined for these
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