Bug 465867 - Input Method (SCIM) does not work with non KDE applications like Thunderbird
Input Method (SCIM) does not work with non KDE applications like Thunderbird
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Kevin Kofler
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-06 16:21 EDT by Syam
Modified: 2010-12-07 13:42 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-06 11:24:36 EST
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Description Syam 2008-10-06 16:21:23 EDT
Description of problem:

SCIM Input Method does not work with non-KDE applications like Thunderbird, Firefox, OpenOffice.org writer etc. It works with the same applications in GNOME, and other KDE apps and Qt3 apps (like akregator, Opera).

I have the following packages installed:

scim.i386                                1.4.7-24.fc9           installed
scim-bridge.i386                         0.4.15-8.fc9           installed
scim-bridge-gtk.i386                     0.4.15-8.fc9           installed
scim-bridge-qt.i386                      0.4.15-8.fc9           installed
scim-bridge-qt3.i386                     0.4.15-8.fc9           installed
scim-gtk.i386                            1.4.7-24.fc9           installed
scim-lang-malayalam.i386                 1.4.7-24.fc9           installed
scim-libs.i386                           1.4.7-24.fc9           installed
scim-m17n.i386                           0.2.2-3.fc9            installed
scim-qtimm.i386                          0.9.4-10.fc9           installed
scim-tables.i386                         0.5.8-5.fc9            installed

imsettings.i386                          0.101.3-2.fc9          installed       
imsettings-libs.i386                     0.101.3-2.fc9          installed       
im-chooser.i386                          1.2.0-1.fc9            installed       

kdebase.i386                             6:4.1.1-1.fc9          installed       
kdebase-libs.i386                        6:4.1.1-1.fc9          installed  
kdelibs.i386                             6:4.1.1-12.fc9         installed
kdelibs-common.i386                      6:4.1.1-12.fc9         installed
kdelibs-devel.i386                       6:4.1.1-12.fc9         installed
kdelibs3.i386                            3.5.10-1.fc9           installed

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable input method (and choose SCIM) in KDE
2. Logout and log back in
3. Try using SCIM in KWrite, *it works*
4. Try using SCIM in thunderbird/OOo writer etc. it *does not* work
Actual results:
Pressing Ctrl+Space does not bring up SCIM for non-KDE applications.

Expected results:
When Ctrl+Space (or whatever configured hot key) is pressed for an app, SCIM is supposed to be ativated.
Comment 1 Syam 2008-10-06 16:33:21 EDT
Oops.. I just found this bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459889
and this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457635

Doing this from Konsole does make SCIM work with thunderbird:
export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim-bridge; thunderbird

So, I guess this will be fixed in F10. Please close if that's the case.
Comment 2 Steven M. Parrish 2009-02-06 10:34:16 EST
Is this still an issue now that F10 is out?
Comment 3 Syam 2009-02-06 11:24:36 EST
Oh.. it works beautifully with F10. I'm closing with CURRENTRELEASE. Hope that's right.

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