Improve input method configuration

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As was reported in some places, such as the following:

… the default input method configuration causes some issues, ranging from inability to switch languages, to lack of accents support.

A proposed workaround, for each user who has a graphical login session, is as follows:

  1. make a text file called .xinputrc at the user's home, and insert only the following in the file:

    run_im xim
  2. create another text file on user's home called .xprofile with the following content:

    unset GTK_IM_MODULE
    export XMODIFIERS="@im=none"
  3. log out and then back in, this should fix the accents;
  4. optionally, if you must use two layouts, now you can go to Trisquel logo, “System”, “Preferences”, “Hardware”, “Keyboard” (mate-keyboard-properties, as of Trisquel 9), “Layouts”, and from here you can add other layouts, and under “Keyboard model”, clicking on “Options” and going to “Change to other layout”, select the key you want to perform the changes.

What is needed now is for a way for Trisquel to implement the needed file changes as stated on steps 1 and 2. Perhaps placing them on /etc/skel, could help for new installs of future releases.

So, 01/16/2022 - 09:38
Status:active» needs more info

The keyboard configuration is no longer the proper way to handle the Input Method (IM) as for keyboard layout, for that please use IBUS.

As that is trisquel the default IM.

Please confirm if you can reproduce the issue at hand.

Sa, 01/29/2022 - 19:35
Status:needs more info» closed

Please feel free to re-open if you think something is missing on the above information.