[i18n] Input Method and Fonts improvements for Gutsy

Ming Hua minghua at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 11 03:25:55 BST 2007

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 02:41:39PM +0800, Arne Goetje wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > * Arne Goetje 
> > 
> > | After a relogin, the user can toggle SCIM on/off by pressing CRTL+SPACE.
> > 
> > Grabbing ctrl-space as a default shortcut is quite unfortunate as this
> > will make emacs more or less useless in the default configuration.
> > C-SPC is used for marking the start or end of a region you want to
> > operate on.
> Well, this is the default key binding for ANY East-Asian input method
> application, be it on Linux or Windows. So, East-Asian users will expect
> it to be this way.

I wouldn't say that.  My experience with simplified Chinese is that on
Windows, yes, Ctrl-space is the default activation key.  On Mac OS X,
it's Command-space.  I have only used scim on Linux, and there are many
others, so I am not sure.

For Japanese, I heard many people prefers Shift-space, which I assume is
at least the default key somewhere.  There seem to be also some special
keys for input method switching on Japanese and Korean keyboards.  All
these are probably the reason that Ubuntu's scim package has the
following patch for scim's configuration file:

-/Hotkeys/FrontEnd/Trigger = Control+space
+/Hotkeys/FrontEnd/Trigger = Control+space,Shift+space,Zenkaku_Hankaku,Hangul


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