[Uim] Re: [SCIM] Re: Design philosophy and strength of uim

LiuCougar liucougar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 23:46:59 EEST 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 19:03:24 +0200, David Oftedal <david at start.no> wrote:
> Another issue is how SCIM aims to be compatible with XIM and is run via
> a backend application, while UIM is just a library which aims to be
> implemented directly in the APIs that use it (like Qt and GTK). If SCIM
> and UIM were to merge, one would have to abandon one of those two goals,
> or combine them in some way.

IMO frontend in scim is just the same as the principel in UIM: it
needs to be implemented in each APIs, such as XIM, gtk-immodule etc.

> In that way, I think both UIM and SCIM have an advantage over the
> other... UIM can be used without running a backend process, while SCIM
> gives a nice unified interface with an organized menu that's accessible
> from almost anywhere.

In fact, you can start only one instance of scim to combine XIM
frontend and all IMEngines.


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