immodule for Qt
* What is this?
immodule for Qt is a modular, extensible input method subsystem for
This project brings functionality similar to the immodule for GTK+
to the Qt library. The main goal of the project is to extend and
enhance the input method support in the Qt library, in order to
provide a modern and powerful multi-language input system. Our short
term goal is to make Qt (especially Qt/X11) "up-to-date" with other
X11-based toolkits such as GTK+. We are also focusing on what the
input method API should be for future Qt versions.
See our webpage for further information.
* About this release
qt-x11-immodule-unified-qt3.3.3-20040910 is a stable release. Since
it breaks backward compatibility (source and binary) about immodule
with our previous releases qt-x11-immodule-unified-qt3.3.3-20040819
and qt-x11-immodule-bc-qt3.3.2-20040623, optional immodule plugins
must be updated to proper version. See 'Optional immodule plugins'
section of our download page.
However, backward compatibility (source and binary) with normal Qt
3.3.3 is kept in 'Binary Compatible' mode.
* How to install
After extract the Qt archive, perform following instructions
patch -p0 < qt-x11-immodule-unified-qt3.3.3-20040910.diff
Our patch provides following two configure options. Choose 'Binary
Compatible' for normal use.
Build Qt with 'Binary Compatible' immodule support (default)
Build Qt without binary compatibility, but supports more advanced
immodule extensions. It cannot be used with ordinary application
binaries (i.e. the option is for developers)
configure -inputmethod -inputmethod-ext
* How to use
- See users manual of each input method plugins
- Run qtconfig to choose your favorite XIM input style
* Environment variables
Some environment variables are available for expert users and system
integrators. The specification is preliminary and may be changed
without notification. Be careful.
See following examples to use the variables.
- set "xim" input method as default
- set "simple" composing input method as default
- set "xim" input method as default, and disable input method
selection menu in the context menu
- set "xim" input method as default, and enable input method
selection menu in the context menu (default configuration)
- set "iiimqcf" that has its own input method switching framework as
default, and disable input method selection menu in the context
menu. Such configuration is required by some system integrators to
provide unified user interface for global input method switching
over the desktop