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Re: Typing on GuixSD in languages other than English

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Typing on GuixSD in languages other than English
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:48:56 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (宋文武) writes:

>> Chris Marusich <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Awesome!  Where you able to get this working?  I've tried installing it
>>> From the version you pushed, and I still can't get it to work.  Even
>>> when I set all the environment variables mentioned, and I install all
>>> the packages (ibus, ibus-anthy, and anthy) to my profile.  If you got it
>>> working, I'd like to know how so I can set it up on my end, too.
> Yes, I only tested in xterm.
> set the environemnt variables, run ‘ibus-daemon –-xim -v’.
> then use ‘ibus-setup’ to add ‘Japanese - Anthy’.
> in xterm, ‘Super+Space’ work fine.
> For GTK+ applications, I have to generate the ‘immodules.cache’ file:
> GTK_IM_MODULE_FILE=/tmp/immodules.cache gtk-query-immodules-3.0 -–update-cache
> GTK_IM_MODULE_FILE=/tmp/immodules.cache gtk3-demo –-run search_entry
> With the cache (it contains ibus), it will work.

Thank you so much for the tips!  I've finally gotten ibus-anthy working
(partially)!  However, I've encountered some additional
problems/questions, and I hope you can provide some advice:

* When I set up GTK_IM_MODULE_FILE like you've suggested, it works only
  for GTK3 applications.  Applications using GTK2 crash due to some kind
  of a version incompatibility problem [1].  However, if I generate the
  immodules cache file with "gtk-query-immodules-2.0", then the same
  thing happens in reverse: GTK2 applications work with Japanese input,
  but GTK3 applications crash.  Do you know of a way we can get it
  working for both GTK2 and GTK3 applications simultaneously?

* When I install ibus, I notice that the next time I log in, the
  following environment variables are set even though they were not set
  before, and even though I did not add them to my $HOME/.bashrc or


  Do you know where those environment variables are coming from?  Why
  isn't GTK_IM_MODULE set, also?  (It seems that setting GTK_IM_MODULE
  is not necessary if GTK_IM_MODULE_FILE is set, but I do not currently
  understand the relationship between those two environment variables.)

* If the ibus cache in $HOME/.cache/ibus exists, then installing
  ibus-anthy will APPEAR to have no effect.  The only way I was able to
  get GNOME's control panel ("All Settings" > "Region & Language" >
  "Input Sources") or ibus-setup to recognize the "Japanese (Anthy)"
  input method after installing ibus-anthy was to invoke "rm -rf" on the
  $HOME/.cache/ibus directory and then restart ibus-daemon (e.g., by
  restarting the xorg-server service).  To make it easier to install and
  use ibus-anthy, there a way we can ensure that the ibus cache is
  refreshed when the user installs ibus-anthy?

Thank you,


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