Re: [dev] [dwm] Setting up XIM/SCIM

From: KIMURA Masaru <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:09:23 +0900

i use uim too, but on wmii.

scim had have C++ ABI issue ago that was resolved by scim-bridge though.
and I heard a rumor that scim devs switch to ibus.
uim ships w/ sigscheme, it's fun to me.

2010/3/9 Alex Matviychuk <>:
> Hi Benito,
> I use UIM for Japanese input in dwm on a daily basis. I have
> shift+space mapped to toggle between Japanese and English input. It
> was fairly painless to setup, just had to add this to my .xinitrc:
> export GTK_IM_MODULE='uim'
> export QT_IM_MODULE='uim'
> uim-xim &
> export XMODIFIERS=@im='uim'
> I can use the gtk panel too under dwm if I need to mess with settings just fine.
> I'm not as familiar with SCIM, but maybe this wiki can offer some help
> (lots of distro agnostic info can be gleaned from there):
> Hope that helps!
> がんばてね。
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Benito Cachinero
> <> wrote:
>> I've gleefuly merged from Gnome + Metacity to a plain X session with dwm on
>> top. No complaints, and it has done everything I need it to, but I'm
>> stumbling on getting a XIM/SCIM toolbar to work for an IME. I need to use
>> CJK characters on a daily basis, so I find myself popping back into Gnome
>> with dwm on top in order to do this. It does work in Gnome, but I have no
>> idea what differs in that setup to enable it to launch.
>> Here is the relevant part of my .xinitrc where I am starting to launch SCIM:
>> Based on the log, the SCIM daemon is indeed successfully loading in the
>> background:
>> But the keys assigned to pulling it up don't do anything. I first thought
>> that maybe dwm was stealing input with its own modkeys, so I mapped the SCIM
>> launching (in scim setup) to different keys, but this didn't work.
>> I'm wondering if this has something to do with the fact that the panel is
>> designed for use in GTK and has been configured as part of Gnome and its
>> keybindings.
>> Does anyone have experience running an IME like scim-anthy (which is more
>> than a key overlay - it needs a dictionary of words for word completion from
>> Japanese syllabary to kanji) in dwm?
>> I didn't find any relevant help online, perhaps because XIM/SCIM is a
>> perennial problem regardless of environment.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Benito Cachinero
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