Having recently moved to Linux/Ubuntu, I'm looking for a good editor, and GNU Emacs seems to fit the bill.
One thing I want from a text editor is the ability to handle Unicode Input Method Editors in a "normal way", across the board. For Ubuntu, the "normal way" is via IBus.
However, emacs does not support IBus "off the shelf".
I found a launchpad project: IBus client for GNU Emacs: ibus-el.
I've installed ibus-el and set it up as per the
Customize section of this emacswiki IBusMode page. I included the suggested "toggle" keybinding:
;; Use s-SPC to toggle input status
It seems to have installed okay, but I have no idea how to invoke IBus and switch IMEs.
s-SPC doesn't fire up the IBus language panel... I'm stuck :( ...so close, yet so far....
Here are the startup *messages*
Loading 00debian-vars... No /etc/mailname. Reverting to default... Loading 00debian-vars...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50autoconf.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)... Loading debian-ispell... Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-default.el (source)...done Loading debian-ispell...done Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50festival.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50gtk-doc-tools.el (source)...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50ibus-el.el (source)...done IBus: Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension IBus: Agent successfully started for display ":0.0"