GNU bug report logs - #14351
24.3; Using XIM with UIM

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Package: emacs; Reported by: Reuben Thomas <rrt@HIDDEN>; dated Sun, 5 May 2013 17:31:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@HIDDEN>
To: bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN
Subject: 24.3; Using XIM with UIM
Date: Sun, 05 May 2013 18:29:34 +0100
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Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug, and
the precise symptoms of the bug.  If you can, give a recipe
starting from `emacs -Q':

I have been using Emacs happily for some time with XIM out of the box. I
am using a GTK build of Emacs (as standard in Ubuntu) and had
GTK_IM_MODULE=3Dxim set in my environment.

Recently, I switched to using UIM, as this allows me to get two bits of
functionality I rely on: first, ~/.XCompose combinations (via XIM) and
secondly, Ctrl+Shift+U to enter Unicode code points (this latter doesn=E2=
matter to Emacs, of course).

This works fine with every other program I can find, whether GTK, Qt or
plain X.

In Emacs I tried using uim.el (as shipped with Ubuntu), but this seems
only to offer one uim input method, ascii-direct-uim, which doesn't seem
to alter anything.

If I run Emacs normally, XIM has stopped working, and pressing Compose
just gives me "Multi_key undefined".

I can make XIM work OK again by running Emacs from a bash script which


# Work with emacs binary anywhere else on PATH
path_remove ()  {
    export PATH=3D`echo -n $PATH | awk -v RS=3D: -v ORS=3D: '$0 !=3D "'$1'"=
' | sed 's/:$//'`;
path_remove `dirname $0`

XMODIFIERS=3D@im=3Dlocal exec -a $0 emacs "$@"

I tried running

emacs --xrm "emacs.useXIM:true"

but this didn't help (and looking at the source, that's no surprise: my
Emacs is built with XIM support, so it's only turn-offable, not

Is there a simpler way to get this result?

If Emacs crashed, and you have the Emacs process in the gdb debugger,
please include the output from the following gdb commands:
    `bt full' and `xbacktrace'.
For information about debugging Emacs, please read the file

In GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.6.4)
 of 2013-04-14 on marid, modified by Debian
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11303000
System Description:	Ubuntu 13.04

Configured using:
 `configure '--build' 'x86_64-linux-gnu' '--build' 'x86_64-linux-gnu'
 '--prefix=3D/usr' '--sharedstatedir=3D/var/lib' '--libexecdir=3D/usr/lib'
 '--localstatedir=3D/var/lib' '--infodir=3D/usr/share/info'
 '--mandir=3D/usr/share/man' '--with-pop=3Dyes'
 '--with-crt-dir=3D/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' '--with-x=3Dyes'
 '--with-x-toolkit=3Dgtk3' '--with-toolkit-scroll-bars'
 'build_alias=3Dx86_64-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=3D-g -O2 -fstack-protector
 --param=3Dssp-buffer-size=3D4 -Wformat -Werror=3Dformat-security -Wall'
 'LDFLAGS=3D-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro'

Important settings:
  value of $LC_MONETARY: en_GB.UTF-8
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: en_GB.UTF-8
  value of $LC_TIME: en_GB.UTF-8
  value of $LANG: en_GB.UTF-8
  value of $XMODIFIERS: @im=3Dlocal
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: C/l

Minor modes in effect:
  flymake-mode: t
  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  flyspell-mode: t
  recentf-mode: t
  show-paren-mode: t
  server-mode: t
  savehist-mode: t
  minibuffer-electric-default-mode: t
  iswitchb-mode: t
  icomplete-mode: t
  global-auto-revert-mode: t
  desktop-save-mode: t
  global-whitespace-mode: t
  TeX-PDF-mode: t
  TeX-source-correlate-mode: t
  dtrt-indent-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t
  abbrev-mode: t

Recent input:
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n C-p <down>=20
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <return>=20
<down> C-x o C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n <return> C-x=20
o C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n=20
C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n=20
C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n=20
C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n=20
C-n C-n C-n <return> C-x o C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p=20
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n <return> C-x=20
o C-n <return> M-x r e p o r t - e m c a s - b u g=20
<backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace>=20
<backspace> <backspace> a c s =3D - <backspace> <backspace>=20
- b u g <return> U s i n g SPC X I M S-SPC u n d e=20
r SPC U I M C-x C-g C-g C-x 0 <return> C-x 1 <up> <up>=20
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <down> <down>=20
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down>=20
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down>=20
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down>=20
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> M-x=20
<up> <return>

Recent messages:
Mark set [3 times]
Loading cc-langs...done
Mark set [2 times]
Grep finished (matches found)
Mark set [3 times]
byte-code: Beginning of buffer [13 times]
Mark set [3 times]
Quit [2 times]
Mark set
user-error: No further undo information

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Acknowledgement sent to Reuben Thomas <rrt@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
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