On 03/25/2011 09:36 PM, kirbyiwakitsukino wrote:
> I recently installed SCIM because I needed the japanese input method,
> but problem is I don’t need it so often, and apparently installing it
> made my keyboard ignore shift+ctrl selection of words on text fields
> (which is very frustrating because I use it a lot).
> I tried to close SCIM (then I would open it when I need it), but if I
> choose “exit” on it’s tray icon, it just reloads. I’m about to try “kill
> scim” but I suppose there must be a way to stop it from auto loading at
> Either that or making my shift+ctrl working again for text selection
> would make me happy. Also, does SCIM completely overrides the keyboard
> input of KDE? I had english international and latinamerican before, but
> changing them didn’t had any effect after SCIM came…
> Thank you very much in advance!
The SCIM input frame-work is now being replaced by iBus. It is not
actively developed, it seems. Apparently, many users having a trouble
using SCIM in KDE, too.
For simple Japanese input, use “ibus-anthy”; it works fine for me.
SCIM or iBus, a key combination for toggling to turn on/off the input
framework is user-selectable. The default is usually Control+Space or
Shift+Space. How you’ve got Shift+Control is a mystery to me.
In KDE, there’s a menu item to configure iBus. Or from a terminal or
console, enter the command “ibus-set-up”, as a normal user.
You may want to subscribe to the “M17N” repo:
some packages to install:
ibus-gtk (there’s ibus-qt, too, if you want)
libibus2 (this gets pulled in, when you pick ibus)
some Japanese fonts
gjiten - a simplistic Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionary
(this pulls in “edict”. There’s “kiten” as well,
though I see no need for it)
In ~/.xim, I have:
(I think “iBus” tells you at an early stage to add the above 3 lines
in ~/.bashrc. That works, too. I’m following a tradition.)
Additionally, I have two more lines:
ibus-daemon -x -d
(I’m following the pattern in ~/.xim.template.)