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Questions tagged [input-method]

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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Can I target the source xinput device when requesting input?

Sticking a yubikey in my computer I see, $ xinput --list ... ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [...
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Why do control-left and control-right (arrow keys) not navigate by word in `less`?

In less's line editing mode, the left and right arrow keys move the cursor backwards and forwards. I was hoping to use these together with the control key to navigate by word, as promised by man less. ...
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How to Remap Chewing (Chinese Input Method)

I'm using Bodhi Linux and yesterday made a huge mistake upon updating the system and remapped my keyboard completely wrong. I was able to get the English keyboard remapped, but the Chinese is still ...
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Getting Konsole to use the same input method as other applications

For most of my applications, entering Compose " o results in ö (LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DIAERESIS). In Konsole, it results in ̈́o (COMBINING GREEK DIALYTIKA TONOS followed by LATIN SMALL LETTER O). ...
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Is it possible to type μ on the bash command line without copying and pasting?

This may seem a bit of a strange question, but it occurred to me that when typing a command such as the following, I always have to copy and paste the character from Wikipedia. echo '5 μs' >> /...
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What effect does environmental variable CLUTTER_IM_MODULE have?

I knows this can be set like as CLUTTER_IM_MODULE=xim, but I don't know what effect this variable has.
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Debian fcitx input method can't input chinese, no input frame/window show up

I install the fcitx input method using apt install fcitx fcitx-sunpinyin after that, I manually set the fcitx to the startup applications and restart. However, when I try to involk the chinese input ...
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broken ibus with fedora 28

I am attempting to setup ibus on a fresh Fedora 28. The problem I currently experience is that it does not let me configure the input method to use Traditional Chinese characters. Both the ...
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Is there a way to scroll to the previous input method in fcitx?

In fcitx one can set shortcut to scroll to the next input method (e.g. Ctrl + Shift). However, sometimes I need to switch constantly between two adjacent input methods (e.g. Chinese and Japanese), ...
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fedora with cinnamon desktop: ibus pinyin only works if system locale is switched to chinese

I am having a weird issue with ibus-pinyin. I am running Fedora 28 with the Cinnamon desktop (dnf groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"), and i occasionally type Chinese. I installed ibus and ibus-pinyin, a ...
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How to get accented characters instead of quotes?

I'm using Gnome desktop environment on Debian 9.5, my laptop is Acer Aspire V5 series. I usually cycle through three keyboard languages during the day: English, Italian and Spanish. The first two ...
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How to use Chinese/English keyboard in Alpine Linux

I recently replaced the US keyboard on my Thinkpad X200, with one that is a mixed English / Chinese keyboard (An example image of it can be seen here). Currently it is functioning as an impeccable ...
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How to input Chinese Radicals with ibus Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard?

I am using Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard of ibus so as to enter Traditional Chinese characters into my documents. However, I have discovered that the input method does not seem to allow me to type some ...
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How to input half-width characters in Mozc (fcitx)?

I don't seem to find any way to configure mozc-fcitx. By default, full-width characters are entered, which include even spaces. Is there a way to use mozc-fcitx to input half-width characters?
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Validate ~/.XCompose

I'm working on creating my own compose key sequences in ~/.XCompose. As I add more and more sequences, occasionally I make typos or use the same sequence for different symbols. Examples: Typo / Non-...
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Chinese input with Stroke 5

I need to use input Chinese characters on my Debian Sid laptop. I would like to use the "Stroke 5" method. I've installed Fcitx and selected the "Stroke5" input method in the Fcitx configuration ...
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Stack tilde and bar over letter

I am looking for way to stack a tilde and a bar over the same letter (mainly a and i) without them to overlap, and preferably the tilde on top of the bar. The goal is to transliterate nasalisation in ...
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capture input and send key events at the same time

I'm looking to create a simple input method program. Currently, I'm able to capture input from any window using passive key grabs (thanks user dirkt!). Separately, I'm also able to send key presses ...
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StructureNotifyMask interferes with other windows on linux Mint

I'm attempting to capture all keyboard input based on the code from this answer. The actual key capturing is working fine. However, running the code on Linux Mint Cinnamon causes other issues: I'm ...
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how to proxy key presses

How can I build a component that sits between the keyboard and applications that captures all key presses and emits it's own key press signals. The emitted signals won't necessarily be 1-to-1 with ...
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Query current input method in fcitx [for xmobar]

I have been working on getting a new Debian (Stretch) install working satisfactorily on my new computer (Lenovo X270), including setting up xmonad/xmobar. Since I am studying Japanese, I wanted to set ...
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uim can’t register mozc (ubuntu)

Trying to use mozc with uim, I installed apt-get install uim-utils mozc-utils-gui uim-gtk3 (mozc-server automatically installed) and following this suggestion, further ran sudo uim-module-manager --...
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Entering Unicode characters by name

Emacs has the insert-char feature: You press a key combination and get a menu containing all Unicode characters with search similar to dmenu and most DE's program launchers. For example, to enter "∃" ...
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Why are there two entries per device on /dev/input/by-path

If I go to /dev/input/by-path I can see my input peripherals. I've got one keyboard and one mouse, and on my platform the output is: pci-0000:05:00.0-usb-0:1.2:1.0-event-kbd pci-0000:05:00.0-usb-0:1....
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Using “<” for input redirection of a file with commands that already handle files [duplicate]

Regularly, I have seen the following syntax: awk 'stuff' <file sort <file The thing is, I usually write: awk 'stuff' file sort file And things work perfectly. So if both syntaxes are roughly ...
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Unable to change input methods in fcitx

I have installed several fcitx chinese input methods but I am unable to switch input methods. This is the output I copied from the terminal after executing: fcitx-diagnose # System Info: 1. `uname -...
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ibus - Difference between Input Method and Input Sources

Currently if i press Super+Space, gnome desktop will pop up 2 language selections set by Input Sources from gnome-control-center. Then why not it pop up 3 languages selection set by Input Method ...
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Touchpad not working

I just installed Elementary OS and almost everything is working great. The only problem is that the touchpad isn't working. I can not move the cursor with the touchpad. But if I use a mouse it is ...
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How to type Chinese by fcitx in texmaker?

I installed fcitx-googlepinyin and texmaker in Ubuntu LTS 16.04 using apt-get install command. However, I cannot switch to googlepinyin in texmaker's editor. As a result, I cannot type Chinese with ...
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How can I enable ibus's input popup?

I'm trying to get ibus's popup selection to work. I followed the instructions in the Arch wiki, by installing the ibus and ibus-libpinyin packages. ibus appears to partially work. ibus-setup works ...
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How to get started with input methods?

A couple of years back I managed to set it up somehow that I could write ae to get ä, AE to get Ä, oe to get ö etc. Without pressing the compose key. Similar to swedish-postfix input method in Emacs, ...
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Dell Precision Trackpoint Odd configuration

I'm trying to enable middle mouse button scrolling on my dell precision with 4 buttons on the trackpad and a trackpoint with 3 buttons thing. However it does something weird with how the button events ...
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Python `read -n1 var`?

Is there a Python 3 module that allows to input a single character, without having to press Enter afterwards? Like Bash's read -n1 var?
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Dead key functionality with US-Intl layout in Fedora 23

I'm trying to use this to make the US international with dead keys layout function correctly -- the combination ' + c should give a ç instead of a ć, and more importantly, unsupported combinations ...
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How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarrely

I have Russian and US English locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press Space or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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Compose key sequence with no additional/extra input method [duplicate]

Visit my first question in which I was facing trouble to add compose key sequence which was solved by installing uim and setting GTK_IM_MODULE="uim" that was because ibus was default input-method. ...
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.11. Configuring input using the 'Input Method Configuration' screen. Whenever I change "Extra key for trigger input method" it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer ...
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How does pressing the “A” key (e.g PS/2 i8042 keyboard) make its way from linux kernel to userland? [duplicate]

I have been trying somewhat unsuccessful to look into how hitting keys on a keyboard ends up with now bytes writen to stdin. I understand that there are different kernels, with different version ...
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Understanding & setting up different input methods

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 LTS with GNOME 3 Flashback Environment. I heard about three different input methods viz. ibus, xim and uim. And it seems ibus is pre-installed on my system. $ cat ...
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Can the Bash shell “Ignore” Excess copy-paste text?

Say, I have a "Quick&Dirty" Perl script in a gui text editor, and I start the Perl interpreter in a terminal window which is running Bash. I can copy-paste the Perl script to the terminal & ...
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Can I type Korean using fcitx under Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon?

Can I type Korean using Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon using fcitx? I have check several post, which told me that I can use iBus to type Korean. But I am using fcitx to type other Language like Chinese. If ...
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How to set-up mac-like accents input on Linux? [duplicate]

When I hold a letter button on Mac, a pop-up appears asking if I'd like to enter an accented version of this letter (like é or ë for e). Can this be configured to work the same way on GNU/Linux?
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Is there pinyin input mode in Emacs?

I'm learning Chinese and I'm wondering if there is a way to input pinyin easily. "pinyin" is a word with tone, like "qǐngwèn". Is there a emacs minor mode for pinyin? If there is not yet I'll try ...
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How do I emulate sending keystrokes through a terminal program?

I need to send keystrokes virtually to a terminal program (like vi or emacs). I want to do something like this: echo -e 'iHello, world!\e' | vi and then have a vi session open with this buffer: ...
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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) [closed]

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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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, ...