Chapter 7. Smart Common Input Method
Table 7.1. Input Method Packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
|scim||Smart Common Input Method platform.|
|scim-anthy||Engine for anthy to support Japanese character input.|
|scim-bridge-gtk||Provides GTK input method for the SCIM bridge. This package prevents possible binary conflicts with third-party applications linked against older versions of libstdc++ and is highly recommended.|
|scim-chewing||Provides Traditional Chinese input.|
|scim-hangul||Provides Korean Input method engine.|
|scim-libs||SCIM libraries and GTK input method module.|
|scim-m17n||SCIM IMEngine for m17n-lib allowing input of many languages including Indic using the input table maps from m17n-db.|
|scim-pinyin||Simplified Chinese Smart Pinyin IMEngine for SCIM.|
|scim-qtimm||Provides an input method module for Qt and is also recommended.|
|scim-sinhala||Provides Sinhala Trans input method.|
|scim-tables||Contains the Generic Table IMEngine.|
|scim-tables-additional||Miscellaneous SCIM tables.|
|scim-tables-chinese||Contains SCIM tables for Chinese input.|
<language>represents your language such as Hindi or Telugu among others. Installing your language using the package manager usually will install the required input table and SCIM packages. If you require more input methods install the required SCIM packages according to your preferences. You can add the SCIM tables by running the Package Manager from the menu panel by clicking => or typing
pirutfrom a terminal.
Figure 7.1. SCIM Panel
7.1. Configuring SCIM
You can configure the front end setup for SCIM in the Global Setup under the FrontEnd menu item as illustrated below. Here you can configure the keyboard layout and some hotkeys. The keyboard layout configuration specifies how SCIM maps some IMEngines to your keyboard layout. Select your respective keyboard's layout from the 'Keyboard Layout' section in the window. From Figure 7.3, “SCIM FrontEnd Global Setup” below, the selected keyboard layout is 'English (US)'.
Figure 7.3. SCIM FrontEnd Global Setup
In the SCIM window under the IMEngine list select the Global Setup option as illustrated below.
Figure 7.4. SCIM IMEngine Global Setup
Some customizable input methods may be listed under IMEngine as illustrated in Figure 7.4, “SCIM IMEngine Global Setup”. Selecting an input method from the list will display the setup options available. Please note that the setup options vary from one input method to another.