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Old 2nd February 2009, 10:04 AM
DarDar Offline
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How can I enable XIM as input method in Gnome? [SOLVED]

I use Fedora 10 i386 with Gnome desktop environment.
I wanted to redefine some Compose key combinations. So I decided to use xim and local ~/.XCompose file instead of gtk-im-context-simple.
I tried to test how it works and run
Code:
GTK_IM_MODULE=xim gedit
from terminal. And here the Compose key were completely ignored. But when I used multipress input method:
Code:
GTK_IM_MODULE=multipress gedit
it worked. I pressed the <Compose>,A,A,A... and it cycled like "a", "b", "c", "ä", "2".
I tried viqr input method:
Code:
GTK_IM_MODULE=viqr gedit
and it also worked.

Is there any way to enable xim as input method for non-root user?

Solution

After I put these lines into ~/.xinputrc
Code:
DISABLE_IMSETTINGS=yes
GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
xim starts working as expected.

Last edited by DarDar; 2nd February 2009 at 04:20 PM. Reason: Solution has been found
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