[Uim] [Docs] Terminology problems]]
Jan Willem Stumpel
jstumpel at planet.nl
Mon Feb 5 19:24:25 EET 2007
Martin Swift wrote:
> From what I've read, it seems that Anthy, Canna and PRIME are
> all input methods in their own right, but are used as
> conversion engines or input modules by uim.
Yes. Anthy can be used by itself, without uim.
I am greatly in favour of creating a good terminology in this
field; it would really be useful for users (and documentation
The terminology that I prefer is:
-- anthy, canna/kinput2, ATOK are _input methods_ (for one
language -- Japanese in this case).
-- m17n could be called an _input method collection_ because
it offers many different languages. I do not know (yet)
if m17n can be used by itself (outside a "framework" like
-- uim, scim, IIIMF are _input method frameworks_ (that can host
many different input methods and input method collections,
enabling users to choose between many languages).
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