18141Re: X11 GUI i18n
- Feb 13, 2001Andrew Rodionoff wrote:
> >> 1) Vim uses X input method only in multibyte character locale. This isAs far as I can see will Vim 6.0 use the XIM also when not using the
> >> not good, because there are many systems where character is one byte
> >> long, but input events are multibyte. Such locales considered `broken'
> >> by configure script, but that's not true (see attached patch1). BTW,
> >> 'guifontset' option is not strictly nessessary in this case.
> BM> This has already changed considerably. Please have a look into how Vim
> BM> 6.0u does this. Perhaps suggest a change relative to that.
> I'll look into it as soon as I'll grab the next version. As far as I can
> tell now XIM is fully usable without any mbyte or fontset stuff at all. I use
> slightly patched version of 5.7 with fontset and multibyte disabled and have
> no trouble editing 8bit text.
multi-byte feature. But you better check if it really works.
> BM> Most of the XIM stuff has been made by Asians. I'm sure that some workI don't like using Xdefaults myself, they are too complicated for "normal"
> BM> needs to be done for Russian, Polish, etc. It's very difficult for
> BM> someone to work on code that he will never use himself.
> >> 2) Vim tries some fallbacks when opening IM server, except the one with
> >> input method set to 'none': (see patch2)
> BM> What does this do?
> This is primarily for poor fellows who have no input method server for
> their language, but who'd like to benefit from using IM. I have a msg from
> Sung-Hyun-Nam who suggests using Xdefaults for this. He is quite right, but I
> think this fallback is reasonable and helps to run XIM out-of-the-box.
What I don't understand is what a XIM will do when there is "none"? Isn't
that the same as not using XIM?
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