An input method is a program that allows any data, such as keyboard strokes or mouse movements, to be received as input. It is used for entering special characters and symbols that usually not found on input device (keyboard).

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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language) in Linux Mint

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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what is the difference between xim and uim?

I found (while facing this problem) two word related to input-method which are xim & uim. I know the name only: X Input Method and Universal Input Method. I want to know What is the difference in ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working)

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ...
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How do I check checkboxes using only a keyboard?

I apologize for the simplicity of this question. When I am in an install wizard, how can I check the check boxes using only a keyboard? I have tried every conceivable keyboard command. +, -, Enter, ...
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how to set same ibus input language for all users

I am using ibus to switch input language in KDE 4.10 (RHEL 7). ibus is working fine with all languages. But ibus does not preserve the input language list across different user i.e. I have to ...
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Which Chinese Language Package to install for which purpose?

Following a step by step description of how to install the Chinese input method on Linux Mint, the first step is to install Chinese Language Package, unfortunately it was not mentioned which one, ...
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Is there a universal way to write Unicode characters?

I sometimes want to write special Unicode characters, like an em-dash (—), in various programs like vim, Chrome (like just now!), or LibreOffice. In LibreOffice, I can achieve this via a dedicated ...
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Dead key not working with konsole, yakuake

After setxkbmap fr, dead keys do not work under konsole and yakuake (typing the dead key ^ immediately prints a ^, rather than wait for the next character), while they work in xterm. The font I'm ...
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Typing in Terminal underlines characters, adds accented characters

Whenever I type in Terminal now (it never happened before, I must've enabled it by accident), I get an option to enter an accented character. I want to turn this off. It looks like this (except with ...
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xim not working in Chromium

For a long while now, I have been happily using the xim IME (so that I may use XCompose freely). And I have never had an issue (though some applications which do not sanely handle unicode have crashed ...
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Select characters by holding down a key in Linux (like in OSX)

I've been wondering if there's any add on available that does something like Mac OS X. My mother tongue is Spanish, and now I live in a Francophone environment, I also do English a lot, so I'm in need ...
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How to display Chinese characters correctly on remote Red-Hat machine?

I am using Ubuntu14.04 to connect to a remote host. Which its version is: Linux version 2.6.32-431.11.5.el6.yyyzzz.x86_64 (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Jul 3 ...
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Chrome loses Compose sequences whose last character uses Shift [closed]

In Chrome 35.0.1916.153 or 36.0.1985.125, sometimes, my Compose key partially doesn't work. As far as I can tell, combinations whose last character uses the Shift key that don't work. For example, ...
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Where is the input method configuration file?

My ibus input method was broken after an update. So I switched to fcitx. Actually, there are a handful IMs installed in my Fedora19 system, e.g. fcitx, ibus, yong, etc. However, I don't know how to ...
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Debian: I can't change GTK_IM_MODULE in .xprofile

I want to use fcitx to type Chinese in my Debian (jessie amd64). But it's wired in such a way that I can't change the value of GTK_IM_MODULE in ~/.xprofile. My .xprofile is like this: 1 # im 2 ...
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No IBus choices in Input Method tab

As you can see in the picture, I can't select any input method. I have installed ibus-m17n and my IBus input (ibus-bogo). I use Mint 16 with KDE 4.11.5
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Keypad plus and minus names in ~/.XCompose

I use XIM under Debian Linux with Gnome 2. Many compose sequences are already defined in the system, including the one for ± sign: palec@Palec:~$ grep PLUS-MINUS ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Can't obtain the connected forms of some unicode grapheme clusters with combining diacritical marks

In Arabic and some other languages a character has two or three forms which will find its appropriate one automatically when you type a word (according to its previous and next characters). How can ...
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In Fedora, how do I select a proper Norwegian keyboard layout?

I just installed Fedora 19 in VirtualBox using an image from virtualboxes.org. However, I'm unable to select a proper Norwegian keyboard. When I open the keyboard layout, it shows an US layout. A ...
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How to setup russian input method in Mint 14 xfce 64-bit?

I'm using Mint 14 XFCE, 64-bit. Struggling to setup cyrillic (Russian) input method. Can someone point me good web resources regarding this? Googling didn't help...
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Fedora 18 : install input method

I'm using Fedora 18. I choose ibus in input method selector. In ibus, I choose preference to change input method. But I just see english-english method. I cannot choose input method for another ...
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input, evdev alternatives?

Simply put what are some other input subsystems? P.S. (a little context) Is there a popular alternative? (I'm looking at an HP-UX and have no idea how its taking care of this, because there is no ...
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Chinese input in Linux Mint 13

I started to use Linux Mint 13 MATE a few days ago. What frustrates me most is that I can't found anywhere to change my input language. In Windows, it is easy, just Ctrl+Shift. How can I configure the ...
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Earphone remote in sound jack as X input

I have got new earphones, the AKG K318's to be exact and they have one of those remotes. On a smartphone, such as an Android phone or iPhone, the buttons map to actions on the music player such as ...
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How can I switch scim’s IMEs via command line?

I have a bunch of SCIM IMEs installed. I switch between them via hot-key. Is there a way to switch between them programmatically? Can I even switch SCIM on and off via command line? I use Ctrl+Space ...
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How to use IBus with kde

The KDE install on my PC includes IBus and the Japanese Anthy IME. In the IBus preference, I have enabled the Anthy IME. The IBus daemon is running and there is an IBus icon in the system tray, ...
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Easy/simple input method package that works with minimal window manager?

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 ...