Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#4896 closed defect (worksforme)

poor IME support in windows

Reported by: Nekomusume Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.3.1 Keywords:
Cc:

Description

I do a lot of messaging in Japanese. I often that I have to bring up the context menu and change the input method from "default" to "windows IME". It's really annoying that I have to do this in pidgin, while just about every other bit of windows software works just fine with the IME without having to change settings.

At the very least, make it save my choice...

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from unclassified to winpidgin (gtk)
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm not sure it is even possible to programatically set the input method, so I don't think that remembering is possible.

The closest that you can get is to have the default be the Windows IME input method, which can be done by setting the GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable to ime.

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by Nekomusume

It's wierd that pidgin is the only program I use that has any problems, but I'll take your word for it.

So, how do you actually set that environment variable? I'm afraid I know nothing of GTK.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 8 years ago by datallah

Replying to Nekomusume:

It's wierd that pidgin is the only program I use that has any problems, but I'll take your word for it.

The reason for this behavior is that GTK+ has its own input methods.

So, how do you actually set that environment variable? I'm afraid I know nothing of GTK.

This isn't really a GTK+ issue, it is a Windows system thing. If you google for "Windows Environment Variable", you'll find instructions on how to set them.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by derl

yes, how do you edit the environment variables? i'm using vista.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Nekomusume

Ok. That worked. Though it's an annoying workaround.

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