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Re: ibus + ibus-libpinyin in Gnome

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: ibus + ibus-libpinyin in Gnome
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2023 16:06:25 +0200
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Maxim Cournoyer <> writes:

>> I wonder if we can do better here to provide a working configuration out
>> of the box.  If even the author of the patch to add support for the
>> GUIX_GTK3_IM_MODULE_FILE variable cannot remember setting it then we
>> probably cannot expect users of input methods to figure this out by
>> themselves.
>> Perhaps some desktop service or home service should exist that sets
>> these variables for the user (either in /etc/environment or per
>> session)?
> Perhaps this should rather be the role of a search path specification?
> That'd be ideal.

The GUIX_GTK3_IM_MODULE_FILE variable is attached to gtk+, but a search
path specification would require explicit installation of the gtk+
package.  In other words, it would not really help here as gtk+ is
rarely ever explicitly installed.


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