Advanced input methods in 17.10/18.04

Mitsuya Shibata mty.shibata at
Thu Aug 17 06:56:09 UTC 2017

Hi Gunnar,

> Mitsuya, it would be valuable if you could evaluate option 2, i.e. fcitx as
> the default IM framework for CJKV without g-c-c integration. While Aron
> mentioned it as a possibility, Ikuya Awashiro raised some doubts.

In my opinion as a Japanese user, go back to IBus (i.e. option 3) is a
realistic choice.
# NOTE: my "realistic" is nearly equal to "without thinking".

As for Japanese, fcitx is more functional than IBus,
but I think its differences are not so critical.
If fcitx support in g-c-c isn't started to implement yet,
perhaps we should switch to IBus at least in 17.10 from release schedule.

At the moment, ibus-mozc should be installed by hand
or by language-selector to enable Japanese IM on artful.

However fcitx is required for CKV, if so, I think it's going to be a rocky road,
already mentioned by Ikuya.

* About g-c-c and g-s-d

Most simplest way is disable input sources integration?


Do anyone know what side-effect about this settings?

Or can we implement RH/xkb like solution which is mentioned by Aron?

* About Wayland

IIRC, Wayland will probably be default session in 17.10.
Wayland support is implemented only on fcitx5 (not packaged yet).
That is, we will need to be switched from fcitx4 to fcitx5.

Mitsuya Shibata
mty.shibata at

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