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Issues regarding input methods for Bullseye

Hi all,

currently we have 4 bugreports open regarding input methods:

#983704 Switch to fcitx5 for Simplified and Traditional Chinese desktop
#941624 Recommending ibus breaks fcitx
#983653 task-japanese-gnome-desktop: no Japanese input method available out of the box
#982175 task-japanese-desktop: should explicitly prefer mozc over anthy

This correlates with Gnome's changing to Recommends: ibus.

So, what's the way to solve these issues for Bullseye?
What are the options?

1. Since Gnome only supports ibus, all relevant languages would need to get
   an ibus-* package installed, to run Gnome.
   Would that work? Is ibus working fine for all relevant languages?

2. There are of course people, who don't want to use ibus, but fcitx or uim.
   In that case, would it be ok, to install both (ibus + fctix|uim) ?
   It has been stated, that it's no problem, when more than one input method
   is installed, im-config is there to take care of that.

3. Getting Gnome reverting the Recommends:ibus dependency is probably no
   longer possible in this development status of Bullseye ... (?)

4. What about other desktop environments?
   Apart from the fcitx -> fcitx5 switch, are there any other changings

5. <maybe more?>

There are several issues here, and they seem to be in responsibility of the
tasksel maintainers now, being a ungrateful job, as often in the past.
Please help, to get this done well for Bullseye!
Just want to make sure, that several changings don't break each other.


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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