Main Inclusion Report for sourcepackage
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/scim, available for all supported architectures
- Input method is required by many Asia users, like CJK people and Indian. It's a critical issue for them because they can't input their native language without it.
- SCIM supports many laungages via scim-pinyin, scim-hangul, scim-anthy scim-tables, scim-m17n and so on.
- Although there are a few candidates for multilingual input method framework such as IIIMF or uim, there are some critical problems in it.
- uim lacks well supported chinese input methods.
- IIIMF lacks well supported OSS input methods, lacks comfortable GUI. Some people pointed out security issues in its fundamental design.
See also MainInclusionReportScimAnthy
See also MainInclusionReportScimHangul
See also MainInclusionReportScimPinyin
See also MainInclusionReportScimChewing
See also MainInclusionReportScimTables
- No security histroy.
- SCIM is well maintained by Jame Su who is employed in Novell.
- Fedora, SUSE and Mandriva shipped with SCIM, and no critical bugs has been found in them.
- There are some binary compatibility issues related with libstdc++. Since libscim will be linked with all Gtk+ (and patched version of Qt) applications via its input method module system, and SCIM is written in C++, an application which is compiled against different version of C++ with SCIM will cause clash. This problem isn't reproduced when you use SCIM via XIM because it is a protocol based communication, not shared link.
- The package meets debian-policy and FHS.
- All in main.
- SCIM is just only a framework. Also some major IMEngines (language plugins for SCIM) should be included into main to realize true multilingual input. They are all in universe.
- scim-pinyin (mainland China)
- scim-chewing (Taiwan)
- scim-hangul (Korea)
- scim-anthy (Japan)
- scim-tables (Hong Kong)