no UI for im-switch

Bug #373232 reported by Michal Suchanek on 2009-05-07
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Bug Description

I installed a fresh Ubuntu Jaunty.

I have SCIM installed for some reason (default?), and the scim configuration appears in the Preferences menu.

However, I did not find out how to enable SCIM so that it would be active in my en_US.UTF-8 locale.

I know there is im-switch, but

 - It is not configurable from the Preferences menu
 - I could not get it to turn on SCIM anyway, the only option seems to be default (and default-something)

I sure could inspect the im-switch configuration files and session setup scripts to find out if one of the options really should turn on scim (and it perhaps does not work because it has non-standard hotkeys on Ubuntu) but I guess this should be easier than that.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!


I am currently not using Ubuntu so I cannot comment on the current state.

The im-switch program (which is being phased out) used to be the only
tool which would reasonably allow to set up the input method for user
and system-wide default input method.

I think there is some control panel which allows for user settings now.

Also this whole issue is moot once im-switch is phased out in Ubuntu.


Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

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status: Incomplete → Invalid
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