Input method doesn't work with QT applications. Anyone able to type Chinese into QT apps?

Yuri yuri at
Sat Jun 7 09:07:42 UTC 2008

Hi Jyun-Yi,

I am using bash.
And XMODIFIERS, GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE variables are all set to 
the values you wrote.
But in QT applications the prompt window doesn't pop up as in GTK ones.

I am not setting any of LANG/LC_ALL/LC_CTYPE to Chinese.
This may be related to the problem.
When I set all of those to zh_TW.UTF-8 gcin begins to pop up the prompt 
window from QT applications just like from GTK. But after selection the 
word doesn't appear 9in the editbox.
But I don't want to use Chinese locale since this makes all applications 
speak Chinese. And I only want to be able to type Chinese words.

Do you know how to achieve this?


Jyun-Yi Liou wrote:
> Hi Yuri,
> First of all, You do not specify what shell you are using. TCSH or BASH?
> Second, waht DE you using too?
> for TCSH, it should be this in your ~/.xinitrc
> setenv XMODIFIERS='@im=gcin'
> setenv GTK_IM_MODULE=gcin
> setenv QT_IM_MODULE=gcin
> I guess you are using TCSH not BASH.
> gcin can let you type chinese in GTK apps without set GTK_IM_MODULE
> You can check the SHELL VARIABLE that is set or not after logged-in X.
> Regards,
> jyuny1

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