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Re: Using ibus input methods in Emacs GTK+

From: 宋文武
Subject: Re: Using ibus input methods in Emacs GTK+
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2023 18:12:39 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)

Luis Felipe <> writes:

> Hello,
> I upgraded my Guix system (currently on 17fadbb) and now I can type
> Japanese again (thanks, 宋文武). However, ibus input methods are
> working everywhere (GTK, GTK+, Qt) except in Emacs GTK+, which is
> unexpected because typing Japanese in Emacs used to just work before. 
> My current workaround is to start "emacs -nw" in a GNOME Console and
> then I can use ibus in it.
> I thought that maybe something in Emacs 28.x had changed, but trying
> on a Debian 12 machine, I can use ibus normally in Emacs GTK+ without
> configuring anything.
> If you're able to type Japanese (or use ibus input methods in general)
> in Emacs GTK+, did you have to do anything special?

Well, Emacs use XIM, so you need set 'XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus' and run
ibus-daemon with the "--xim" / "-x" argument.

Hope this helps!

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