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22.3. Input Methods

It is now possible to start and stop the of Input Methods in GTK applications during runtime thanks to the new imsettings framework. The GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable is no longer needed by default but can still be used to override the imsettings.

22.3.1. im-chooser

With the new imsettings framework, im-chooser can now start and stop Input Method usage dynamically on the GNOME Desktop.
Input methods only start by default on desktops running in an Asian locale. The current list is: as, bn, gu, hi, ja, kn, ko, ml, mr, ne, or, pa, si, ta, te, th, ur, vi, zh. Use im-chooser via SystemPreferencesPersonalInput Method to enable or disable Input method usage on your desktop.