[Pkg-ime-devel] RFS: scim-kmfl-imengine

Doug Rintoul 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
> proposed.
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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