I will Cc this post to -factory and -ja lists in hopes of getting more
@users who need to input multi-byte characters
We are now discussing about replacing SCIM with iBus as our default
input method for multi-byte characters.
If you are interested in this topic, please try ibus related packages in
M17N repo and if you find some problems, join the discussion on -m17n
list or comment the feature #308892.
Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:31:53 +0000,
> Ray Chen wrote:
>> I've download 12.1 m1 DVD
>> Found that default input method is still scim
>> Scim seems out of maintenance
>> I hope 12.1 can use ibus as default input method
>> but keep scim in dvd as an optional choise
>> and add gcin and fcitx (available in M17N) to dvd as an alternative choice
> I'm basically for it.
> Does anyone have objection against it?
As I commented in the feature #308892, current iBus has much more
advantages than disadvantages compared with SCIM. So I'm also basically
However, if we set iBus as a default input method, I hope some issues
will be solved until the release of openSUSE 12.1.
- Input problem on Flash site
Please go to
and try whether you can input characters there.
# related bug report:
One of the Japanese users tweeted that he could input characters with
openSUSE 12.1 M1 + M17N/iBus 1.3.9 + (anthy or mozc) + Firefox 5.0 beta,
but I myself haven't tested it yet.
At least, we need a workaround for this problem.
Currently we don't have a good input-pad for inputting special
characters or marks which can be integrated to iBus (SCIM has
scim-input-pad for this purpose).
I've found Input Pad project
and tried to build packages for openSUSE on OBS, but I haven't succeeded
building them yet after openSUSE 11.4 (yep, I could use them at least on
my openSUSE 11.3) and can't figure out the cause of the failure.
I know who need it should work on it, but your help will be so much
> Basically we'd need two things:
> - Enable locale supplements in ibus.spec and IM packages
> - Adjust the priority in xim.d in ibus.spec
Reading the changelog of ibus package which is recently submitted to
M17N repo by Ray, the priority is now set to 40. I think the score is
reasonable and once we find a problem with this priority in the future,
we will be able to change it anytime, won't we?
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