GTK+ and UIM for Japanese language input
I've been working on this one for 2 weeks and still have no clue what I am doing. :mad:
The Universal Input Method daemon (UIM), installed nicely and I can launch the daemon, configure it using "uim-pref-gtk" to use "anthy" (a common Japanese input method) and even get the little toolbar to a appear when I launch "uim-toolbar-gtk". But no matter what I do, whether the toolbar indicates it is in "anthy" mode or "direct" mode, absolutely NO Japanese text appears. I suspect that the window manager I am using (awesome-wm) isn't very friendly with uim. I have got it working before, but I don't know what I did or why it doesn't work anymore.
The reason I am starting this thread is because I want to learn more about UIM. How does it capture keystrokes from X11? How does it send/receive information from GTK+ and Qt? What could I possibly do to debug it or to track it's processing? Could I compile it with "gcc -g" and use GDB to watch it work? Would that tell me anything?
There is very little information about any of this that I could find from Google.