New Input Method Support In Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 21 June 2012 at 10:00 PM EDT. 1 Comment
There's work under-way on implementing input method support for Wayland that was spawned by an earlier proposal.

I'm still in the process of looking through the proposal and the code that's been written thus far after a long-day of travelling, but here's some key bits:

- The Wayland Input Method System Proposal

- A blog posting by Jan Arne Petersen about the input method support in Wayland that provides more detail on the work. Petersen is one of the developers now working towards implementing the aforementioned proposal.

- And a mailing list post about the base work. "It does not contain the really interesting stuff like integration with hardware keyboard events, keyboard focus and wl_seat yet, but it could still serve as a baseline for further work on Wayland input method system integration."

- Kristian Høgsberg already responded to the work and is in support of it. "I like it! I've gone ahead and committed it all." This work is being pulled into Weston, at least for now, rather than being implemented within the official Wayland protocol.

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