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Re: ibus + ibus-libpinyin in Gnome

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: ibus + ibus-libpinyin in Gnome
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2023 12:09:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi again,

Ricardo Wurmus <> writes:

> 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.

Or maybe it could simply be wrapped in a phase?


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