Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511798
ibus input method not functional in eclipse editor
Last modified: 2010-05-13 01:54:25 EDT
Description of problem:
In eclipse window, I cannot switch between input methods in ibus. I can in most other applications.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable Input Method from System->Preferences menu
2. open Eclipse, open a file to edit
3. Move the cursor to Eclipse window and try to activate input method using key combination
Ibus icon stays gray and nothing changes
Ibus icon should be highlighted and input language should be displayed when key combo pressed
I did change the key combination to toggle input method activation from Ctrl-Space to various others, to no avail.
Emacs has the same problem, although I can always access the built-in one using Ctrl-\.
Firefox sometimes loses access to ibus, but moving the mouse around and back to any text field gives access, as I can see the icon highlighted and the key combo works.
I manually removed all eclipse language packs, like eclipse-nls-fr. I don't think this should affect input methods.
Does this happen because Ctrl-Space is an Eclipse shortcut?
Note: Ctrl-Space is only the Chinese and Indic language activator. Other languages use language specific activators:
Korean: right-Alt tap
Japanese: Alt-` or Alt-Hankaku/Zenkaku
If you use Chinese/Indic you may need to define an alternative trigger if it conflicts with Eclipse.
As I already mentioned in the summary, I did re-assign Ctrl-Space to a different key combo (I tried Ctrl-Menu, Alt-grave, etc.) I use US keyboard, and I use ibus for various languages and raw Unicode.
I even tried clicking the ibus icon on the gnome panel with the mouse. Nothing happens and nothing appears in the icon.
I found the following webpage
and it seems ibus was not tested with eclipse in Fedora 11. Well, we now have the test result: eclipse fails.
BTW, I use US international AltGr deadkey keyboard layout, and changing Win key as Compose allows me to enter accented letters in eclipse, so it must be just the ibus that it's not talking to.
Does Eclipse use GTK+ for widgets?
Anything other than GTK+ needs to use XIM for input methods.
Do other input methods other than ibus work?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Does Eclipse use GTK+ for widgets?
This reminds me of this bug:
I just tried on F11 with ibus-184.108.40.20690617-1.fc12.i586
and it works for me.
Do you have ibus-gtk installed?
Also works with me with f11 ibus.
I suspect you may be missing ibus-gtk.
Otherwise please list the output "rpm -qa ibus\*" and "imsettings-info".
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It works for me.