I am trying out minimalist window managers such as, but not limited to, Xmonad, ScrotWM, ratpoison, etc. Since I occasionally need to enter Traditional Chinese characters, how do I install an input manager that lets me switch between input methods easily, such as through a hotkey combo? Any instructions would be appreciated.
As Michael suggests, the window manager is not responsible for managing the input method. First you will need to choose an input method, of which
Next, you need to make sure it is started when
Depending on the input method you choose, the method to switch languages will differ. Typically, you'll need to
... but sometimes right clicking on an input field and choosing "Input Methods" may suffice.
I use Ratpoison WM. To type Chinese, I simply added IBUS to the
If you aren't using Ratpoison, arrange to launch
Then, to start typing in Chinese, type both Control+SpaceBar as normal.