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

Ming Hua minghua at rice.edu
Mon Dec 10 23:12:16 UTC 2007

On Sat, Dec 08, 2007 at 04:55:21PM -0800, Doug Rintoul wrote:
> 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.

In that case, the best way is probably using all_ALL.

> 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 
> locales.

Scim package is already set up to handle all_ALL, it just doesn't set it
to default (and it shouldn't).  I believe no packages that currently use
im-switch change all_ALL by default.  I feel the best way to handle the
situation in scim-kmfl-engine is to have a debconf question explaining
the need to use GTK+ IM module, then offer to set it, with default to no
(I still don't think it shouldn't be changed unless the user/admin
explicitly asks).  And when the answer to the question is yes, do things
along the line of "update-alternatives --set xinput-all_ALL
/etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim-immodule" or "im-switch -z all_ALL -s


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