Bug 465214 - emacs should disable XIM by default
emacs should disable XIM by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Novotny
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Target
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Reported: 2008-10-02 03:38 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2009-07-21 01:18 EDT (History)
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Description Jens Petersen 2008-10-02 03:38:28 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
Actual results:
2. SCIM is enabled

Expected results:
2. mark to be set

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2008-10-02 03:39:13 EDT
I think configuring the build with "--without-xim" should be sufficient to do this.
Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2008-10-02 10:33:31 EDT
I thought building with --without-xim doesn't allow people to turn it on again with X resource.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:27:08 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 5 Akira TAGOH 2009-04-01 07:26:44 EDT
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.

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