[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Input Method Documentation

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at movial.fi
Date: Mon Apr 3 09:51:52 EEST 2006

> Great - I've moved it over to the wiki so that others can contribute:
> 	http://maemo.org/maemowiki/InputMethod

This is looking great.

I have a couple of suggestions.

* In the case the application input window cannot be resized,
  e.g. in games, you might not want to have the window resized.
  Then it's better to have the keyboard as a non-modal, movable,
  dialog that's above the application window, either:
  - above everything (i.e. not trancient to anything) if it's generic
    input method, or
  - trancient to that specific window, if the keyboard is intended only
    for that particular application

* In case you have an application specific keyboard and the application
  accepts / needs to accept only ASCII, you don't need to use the Gtk
  / Maemo IM framework, you can use just XTest extension to inject
  key events to to the focused window. See xkbd, matchbox-keyboard,
* In case you want to integrate things into the Gtk IM framework,
  I think it would help reading about the Gtk IM context from the Gtk
  documents, e.g. what kind of (Glib) signals the input method modules
  use to communicate with the widgets.

	- Eero

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