[PC-BSD Testing] Default IBUS setting for PCBSD

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Oct 27 10:13:27 PDT 2010

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On 10/27/2010 11:25, Bill Sun wrote:
> I also think there should be a way to enable IBUS in non-CJK language
> settings.  I use an English desktop, but there are times that I need to
> input in Chinese.  Also, with utf-8, I can pretty much read all the
> available languages out there, why not make it so that I can easily enter in
> any language that I desire as well?
> On a side note, do any of you get the IBUS icon in the notification area?  I
> don't know when this started to happen, but I no longer get the IBUS IME
> icon in my notification area.
> -Bill
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Alexander Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua> wrote:
>> 27.10.2010 3:13, Sam Lin пишет:
>>  Dear PC-BSD fellows,
>>> When I fresh install PC-BSD (8.1 i386) in English, I need to manually
>>> switch FORCEIBUS in my /usr/local/kde4/env/enable-ibus.sh from NO to
>>> YES to get IBUS enabled, whereas if I install PC-BSD in Japanese, I
>>> did not have to do anything to enable IBUS i.e. I can type Japanese
>>> with IBUS straight away. That said, the settings relevant to IBUS
>>> change depending on the language being used for installation.
>>> I felt that there is no point why FORCEIBUS enable-ibus.sh should not
>>> be set as YES as a de facto setting regardless of installation
>>> language. Since PC-BSD is meant to be used globally for average users,
>>> I think I would be best make FORCEIBUS as YES in the future releases
>>> (after all, we wouldn't expect average users to change the setting
>>> manually - that's against PC-BSD's aim). Or is there any reason why
>>> this is not feasible?
>> Actually, before iBus, there was no XIM in PC-BSD.
>> So, we inserted ibus, tested and polished it, and enabled it by default for
>> CJK languages (chinese, japanese, korean).
>> Other languages, mostly, have support with kde language switching applet,
>> such as russian, french, etc...
>> So, I'm not sure about enabling it by default :)
>> I think betetr we should consider place somewhere nice button, like "Toggle
>>  Regards,
>>> Sam

Would it make sense to place some sort of "IBUS enable" option into the
system manager for 9? That shouldn't be too hard to do.

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Kris Moore
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