[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#699368: ibus Ctrl-Space key binding conflicts with eclipse, emacs and other IDEs
osamu at debian.org
Thu Jan 31 13:53:43 UTC 2013
severity 699368 wishlist
tags 699368 + wontfix
tags 699368 - l10n
Asian input method IME/FEP start/toggle keys in use are:
shift-space: older Japanese UNIX-like OS and some Windows pre-MS-IME tools
control-space: older Chinese UNIX-like OS
control-enter: I see web document mentioning Solaris used to do this.
And all these shift/ctrol/alt/-space/enter/... combination were used by
text input method. This is highly desirable keys which OS-level utility
like to take control.
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 06:49:40PM +0100, Jose Luis Martin wrote:
> Package: ibus
> Version: 1.4.1-9
> Severity: normal
> After installing ibus, eclipse auto-completion stop working because
> Ctrl-Space key binding was used by ibus.
Yes. So what is wrong here. You filed this not as wishlist but normal
bug. I fail to understand rationale behind your reasoning eclipse
should own this key binding.
So this key combination is liked by many apps and tends to conflict
with popular cross-platform input method change method convention.
UNIX-like input method for Japanese used shift-space in old days with
xim+kinput2 etc. (At least from 1998)
> The Ctrl-Space key is a very common key binding and used historycally
> by eclipse code assistant and other IDEs. It should not filtered by
> new software by default.
Please provide reference for history.
ibus is following Chinese input method tradition as I understand which
use ctrl-space. (Japanese seems to use shift-space.)
ibus: 2008-05-12 and since then uses ctrl-space
scim: 2003 and since (precursor to ibus and uses ctrl-space)
I am sure some chinese IM used this before 2000.
eclipse: 2002 not so old.
This is 2013. No one except you complained this for 5 years.
Also as I see web for Mac:
Command+Space seems to be choice to switch IM for MAC OSX. (MAC-command==WIN-control)
So this is not situation where very common cross platform OS level
convention for basic UI needs to be changed just for an application.
> Solved running ibus-setup and deleting the key-binding.
Or changing eclipse key-binding, you get the same coexistence.
This is not normal BUG for ibus for sure.
This is at best wishlist bug with wontfix attached.
> Tags: l10n
Usually, this tag is used for PO translation etc. This is not needed.
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