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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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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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 (Input Methods) installed in my Fedora 19 system, e.g. fcitx, ibus, yong, etc. However, I ...
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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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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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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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How can I type Unicode characters into KDE's Konsole terminal from a Gnome desktop?

I use Ubuntu.. In 'gnome-terminal', I can type Unicode Codepoints by first typing Ctrl-Shift-u followed by the Codepoint hex value, eg. C-S-u 2468 produces ⑨ konsole, my preferred terminal, does ...
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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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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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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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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 09:42:...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/...
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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, 'e→...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Strange fcitx-mozc behavior with ArchLinux

I use ArchLinux and I have problems with Japanese IME. When I write by Japanese IME, a character can't be in text area with Skype, Android Studio, etc. (maybe those aren't gtk and qt apps) It works ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to type Windows-style ALT codes in Linux?

I see that Linux has a more user-friendly version of the ALT codes used to type in special symbols. I need to be able to find an application that will accept and correctly interpret those alt codes, ...
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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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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 ...