This manual page very briefly documents the
command provides the framework to configure and to switch the input
method on X Window System depending on the locale. This input method
is the essential mechanism for Japanese, Chinese and Korean (CJK)
languages to enter their non-ASCII native characters.
Some input methods such as IBus, SCIM, and uim support not only one of these CJK languages
but support almost all languages simultaneously by dynamically switching
keyboard modes with GUI.
The most desirable input method is provided as the configurable system
wide default using Debian alternatives mechanism with
The X start up code sources
which read the configuration file and activates the input method.
The user configuration files and links are located in
The system configuration files and links are located in
This structure ensures to have different imput methods to be installed side-by-side.
understands the following options:
Display verbose message during execution.
Set up the input method for X run under
locale (ISO 639 / ISO 3188). When changing the fallback default for all locales, use
as the quasi-locale value here. The setup by this
does not overide specific setups.
Set up the input method to use inputmethodname.
Configure the input method with menu. (Under X, this uses GUI.)
Reset the input method to the system default.
List the input method configuration.
Print a help message to the standard output and exit.
command is invoked without any command arguments, it functions as
option case. This is meant to be used by the GUI menu.