[sorry for cross-post]
the recent update of x11-tools package changed the behavior of
/etc/X11/xim script for $INPUT_METHOD setup slightly. In the old way,
user needs to set $INPUT_METHOD in ~/.profile if user wants to have a
different IM from the system default. However, this may cause an
unexpected problem if ~/.profile contains special setups.
For fixing this, in the new scheme, ~/.i18n file is evaluated at first
instead. If this file is present, the evaluation of ~/.profile will
be skipped. If the file doesn't exist, it continues to the old
The new package contains the skeleton .i18n file in /etc/skel, so that
a newly created user will have ~/.i18n as default.
If you already have own setup of $INPUT_METHOD in ~/.profile, it
should work as is after the update, too. If you need to change
$INPUT_METHOD per user in future, set it in ~/.i18n instead, such
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