[Bug 1585797] Re: Distinguish between input method "XIM" and "none"
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Tue May 31 14:42:15 UTC 2016
This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.169
language-selector (0.169) yakkety; urgency=medium
Add an explicit XIM input method option, and let "none" be truly
"none" (and not "xim") to prevent confusion (LP: #1585797).
-- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> Wed, 25 May 2016 23:06:00
** Changed in: language-selector (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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Distinguish between input method "XIM" and "none"
Status in language-selector package in Ubuntu:
Status in language-selector source package in Xenial:
language-selector-gnome includes a GUI to configure the input method
via im-config. Besides the installed IM frameworks (IBus, Fcitx, etc.)
the IM selector shows a "none" option, which actually represents the
value "xim". This was an intentional simplification, made under the
assumption that "none" and "xim" are approximately the same. However,
it has proven to be an oversimplification. For example there is a need
sometimes to control whether the X11 compose keys should be active or
This SRU adds an explicit "XIM" option, and converts the "none" option
to actually set "none".
A recent reason why an explicit "none" option is needed is Ubuntu
MATE, which does not install any IM framework by default for non-CJKV
users. Currently, when such a user opens Language Support for the
first time, the input method selector shows a blank value. With this
SRU it will correctly show "none".
An example test case would be:
* Make a fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.
* Open Language Support and find that the input method value is blank.
Low. This won't *change* the input method setting, but the currently
set value will be showed more correctly in some cases.
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