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Supplemental user Guide for the uim Input Method on Debian Buster.

Please read InputMethodBuster first.

Since current Debian default Desktop install uses Gnome wayland, this page focus on Gnome wayland.

(Please limit content to the basics. If you have detailed and specific topics, please create other pages and link them from this page.)

uim Input Method Framework

uim is a Lisp based input method framework. This also has non-X, non-wayland support program which directly communicate with EMACS.

Input Method Engines for uim

For uim, the installation of their associated Input Method Engine (IME) support packages or uim itself pulls in all the common IME packages.

Language

IME support package

Note

Multiple languages

uim

Pinyin (Chinese cn) and M18N library program support

Chinese (tw)

uim-chewing

Chinese zhuyin input (tw)

Japanese

uim-mozc

Multi-phrase conversion (architecture limited to popular platforms)

Japanese

uim-anthy

Multi-phrase conversion (recently, somewhat buggy)

Japanese

uim-skk

Simple conversion (emacs)

Gnome and uim

See InputMethodBuster#Gnome_and_non-ibus first.

As long as uim is the only installed IM framework, uim works as is. No special activation needed for each engine.

The start up speed of uim is intentionally slowed. So please expect to wait several seconds to get fully working uim.

See also