[ubuntu-jp:737] Use of shift+space as the SCIM activation key

Emmet Hikory persia at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 26 15:52:22 GMT 2008

    Dropping the use of shift+space for SCIM activation was the
primary topic of this week's Japanese Team IRC meeting (1).  After
some discussion, we reached unanimous agreement that the preferred
activation keys for Japanese text entry were Zenkaku_Hankaku,
Alt+grave, and Ctrl+space.  Opinions were also expressed that it would
be appropriate to support the Hangul key for Korean keyboards, and the
appropriate solution for Chinese entry was undecided after review of
layouts (2, 3).

    It was further agreed that the dropping of shift+space was more
critical for general use than the introduction of ctrl+space, and that
it would be best to also coordinate with Debian, Fedora, and OpenSuSE
towards building consensus for a standard means of activating input
method editors for desktop linux in general.

    Please take this under consideration when establishing appropriate
default settings for SCIM for Hardy.

    Thank you.

1: http://logs.ubuntu-eu.org/freenode/2008/03/25/%23ubuntu-jp.html
2: http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley/9011/GIF/kb101_Main/e101_M_Chinese_Dai.gif
3: http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley/9011/GIF/kb101_Main/e101_M_Chinese_Chuon.gif


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