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Re: system-wide input methods and unmodified keys

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: system-wide input methods and unmodified keys
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:28:16 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Ideally, the IM would only ever handle keypresses that would eventually
>> call `self-insert-command' in emacs. I have no idea how this works,
>> however -- I don't know which application "comes first" in receiving
>> keypresses, and whether emacs could conceivably intercept these
>> unmodified keys and prevent the IM from reading them. I imagine if the
>> IM comes first, then there's no hope.
> The IM comes first, indeed, hence the problems.  Maybe there's a way for
> Emacs to temporarily suspend the external IM processing.  IF so, someone
> will have to implement support for it :-(
> But if/when such support is installed, we could maybe automatically
> disable IM processing after C-x or in windows displaying
> special-mode buffers.  That would be really welcome.

Bad news, but not a surprise. I would have no idea how to start
implementing that. Something tells me we'll all be using Wayland before
anyone gets to it :)

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