Re: unicode input in X apps: how to?
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Arne [utf-8] GÃ¶tje ([utf-8] é«^Xç^[^[è^O¯) wrote:
> On Thursday 30 September 2004 00:03, James Miller wrote:
> > term) fonts to make foreign languages appear in OOo. But I'm trying
> > to keep with the times and use the latest and greatest unicode
> > everyone keeps raving about. Help, please?
> First of all, as you have already noticed, Unicode input is still in its
> infancy on Linux...
> So, currently you have to decide on which specific input methods you
> Please specify, which methods you want, then I can give you advice how
> to do this. Also note that it depends on the application you are using.
> Mozilla and OpenOffice can only handle the XIM protocol in the moment,
> same as KDE. GTK2 apps have sometimes the possibility to use newer
> approaches, but not all of them work...
Methods? The method, as I foresee it, involves pecking away at a keyboard
with my fingers while strange and wonderful characters appear on a
computer screen before me in response. I suppose I should have to make
some gesture in order for these wonders to commence: maybe hitting some
keys or something, or maybe clicking with the mouse. I have no idea what
other methods beyond these there could be. As for apps, as I mentioned my
main concern is with OpenOffice. I suppose it might be nice to have this
capability in Abiword as well, but that's secondary. I have recently
begun using the Gnome desktop/wm, I should probably mention.
I should state that I've already acheived some limited success following
some ipnut I got from some list members. For example, I came across the
command line utility setxkbmap. Using it, (setxkbmap ru) I was able to
type Russian characters in OOo. I'd like a different, phonetic keyboard
layout, but it seems like this is along the right lines. What I need to
find out now is what keyboards I can pass to setxkbmap: there should be a
list or something somewhere, right?. I'm hoping there's a phonetic
Russian one, and a phonetic Greek one would be great too.
Still sort of feeling my way around.