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bug#3124: more info

From: sylecn
Subject: bug#3124: more info
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 08:51:08 +0800

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:31 AM, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Yuanle Song <address@hidden> writes:
>> 1. I find on someone has a similar problem on zh_CN.UTF-8 locale [1]. So
>> probably this problem has no direct relation with locale.
>> He is running a clean fvwm, start emacs gtk version, go back to terminal
>> start scim with
>>       LANG="zh_CN.UTF-8" scim -d
>> after that emacs crashed with "Fatal error (11) Segmentation fault".
>> this post was on 2006-06-07, he mentioned he was using emacs 23.
> Is this still a problem with a current Emacs?

I don't have the latest emacs to test the problem, but

in Emacs 23.2.1 (debian 6.0.2)

- under en_US.UTF-8 locale, I still can't activate scim using the XIM

        $ emacs -Q &

- under zh_CN.UTF-8 locale, scim can be activated via the hotkey set in
  scim. The default hotkey is C-SPC, I have changed it to be <f12>.

        $ LANG="zh_CN.UTF-8" emacs -Q &
        # setting the LANG alone is enough, no need to actually change
        # your global system locale.

- Start "scim -d" under any LANG will no longer crash emacs.

        ==== output ====
        ~ $ LANG="zh_CN.UTF-8" scim -d
        Smart Common Input Method 1.4.9

        Launching a SCIM process with x11...
        Loading socket Config module ...
        Creating backend ...
        Loading x11 FrontEnd module ...
        Failed to load x11 FrontEnd module.
        Failed to launch SCIM.
        ~ $
        ==== end of output ====

- If anyone have the same problem, I recommand scim-bridge.el[1], which
  make scim usable in emacs via a minor-mode, and it does not require
  XIM at all.

[1]  http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ScimBridge

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