Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465214
emacs should disable XIM by default
Last modified: 2009-07-21 01:18:38 EDT
Description of problem:
XIM (X Input Method protocol) is pretty intrusive for Emacs users specially for SCIM which defaults to using C-Space as its hotkey, and anyway Emacs provides its own superior builtin input methods designed for native input. I propose that we turn off XIM by default Emacs for fedora. It can still be enabled by users using the X resource useXIM.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Emacs with SCIM enabled.
2. Press C-Space
2. SCIM is enabled
2. mark to be set
Emacs is capable of input most major Asian languages adequately by itself and also can support has package that support anthy, scim-bridge and uim via elisp, therefore is no need to have XIM enabled by default any longer.
I think configuring the build with "--without-xim" should be sufficient to do this.
I thought building with --without-xim doesn't allow people to turn it on again with X resource.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
We shouldn't take a mistake again on this change. just noticed that '--without-xim' option broke a dead key support on emacs earlier. see Bug #224626.