Chinese input not enabled in some applications
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  1. #1
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    Chinese input not enabled in some applications

    Not sure since when, but I just noticed that when switched to Chinese input, some applications like gnome-terminal or firefox and chrome will not take Chinese input. But TextField on java applications will take Chinese input. Does anyone know how to fix this? It used to work just fine on all applications.

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    Re: Chinese input not enabled in some applications

    I am only familiar with Japanese, and then, using fcitx, not the default ibus. However, sometimes to get GTK apps to work, at least with fcitx, sometimes changing GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx to GTK_IM_MODULE=xim helps. Sometimes there may be an extra package, something like ibus-gtk2 and/or ibus-gtk3.


    sudo gtk-query-immodules-2.0 --update-cache
    sudo gtk-query-immodules-3.0 --update-cache

    may also help, but I repeat, all my experience is with fctix and Japanese.

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    Re: Chinese input not enabled in some applications

    I suspect it's not the system wide thing, since TextField in java application can input Chinese just fine. I also checked both ibus-gtk2/3 are installed.

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    Re: Chinese input not enabled in some applications

    Problem solved.

    I created another account, added Chinese input, and that works fine. So I checked the new user account files, and noticed the .cache/ibus directory was created by adding Chinese input. I deleted the .cache/ibus directory from the origin account, and now Chinese input works also in the original account in both chrome and gnome-terminal. The .cache/ibus directory was re-created also.

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