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2011/2/20 Christian Lohmaier <>

Hi Henri, *,

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM, M Henri Day <> wrote:
Same problem, of course, when using OOo ; I'm using the latest
(Swedish) 3.3 version in both cases. SCIM works fine with other
on Ubuntu, like the gedit text editor or Gmail's compose.

As OOo/LO doesn't support GTK's input method switching on the fly (you
cannot choose between the different input methods by opening the
context-menu), you need to enable scim before launching OOo/LO -
either by setting it as your global default (i.e. default not GTK
input method, but scim), or by setting
GTK_IM_MODULE=scim just for OOo/LO

Either add it to the soffice startup script, or launch it manually
from the commandline.

(GTK_IM_MODULE=scim soffice)

Note that it has to be completely shut down, otherwise it will just
reuse an existing session and not apply the change.


That was fast, Christian - many thanks ! I chose to launch the start up
script from the command line and it worked perfectly - the command opened
OOo (3.2) and a test showed that SCIM functioned just as it should. Well and
good ! But alas, as always seems to be the case with me, the situation is
more complicated. At the moment I have no less than two (2) versions of OOo
and one (1) version of LibreOffice installed on my machine - i e, the
Ubuntuised version of OOo that came with the 10.10 OS, *viz*,
1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1 and the OOo 3.3 RC (3.3.0-20) and LibreOffice 3.3
(3.3.0-19) packages which I myself installed. Writer in the former is
launched via the command «ooffice -writer %F», the two latter packages are
launched via «/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice» and
«/opt/libreoffice/program/soffice», respectively. Not surprisingly, after
performing the command «GTK_IM_MODULE=scim soffice», SCIM now works with the
first named, but not with the latter two. My knowledge of Ubuntu hasn't
sufficed to permit me to set SCIM as my global default, which I think would
be the best solution or, failing that, to insert the «GTK_IM_MODULE=scim» in
the soffice startup scripts for both LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Can I
prevail upon you to further help me by explaining how to perform these
operations ?...


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