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I have just moved to Japan and I bought the "ATOK X3 for Linux" software to properly input Japanese characters. It is a marvelous piece of software that I was already using in Windows and I paid it a premium but I think it was worth the money. Anyway, I managed to install it on Ubuntu 17.10, even if it is quite an old version. I have followed the two guides below:

  1. Japanese English
  2. Japanese English

Now everything is working except for a little but annoying thing, apparently completely unrelated to the software. The thing is that in the gnome-terminal the blinking cursor that shows the position is gone. As soon as the ATOK software is started the cursor disappears, just like the command

 setterm -cursor off

was issued (but it isn't actually).
Again I am not talking about the mouse cursor. Only the blinking cursor in the terminal.
Do you know how could I bring it back? Typing anything in the terminal has become a real pain in the back!
Thank you

(maybe) relevant info:

 $ uname -a
 Linux zion 4.13.0-38-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 14 15:20:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen6
  • ATOK X3 for Linux Tech Ver.20
  • GNOME Shell 3.26.2 (Adapta-Nokto theme)
  • iiimf input method
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I can confirm this is happening with both IBus and fcitx, GNOME version 3.28.2 gnome-terminal version 3.28.2. After some messing around I think I figured it out - for me the cursor was dissapearing when I ran GNOME on wayland, switching to GNOME on X fixed it. If you're still experiencing this issue perhaps you can confirm this? If so I'll try and file a bug report.

  • thank you for the answer but perhaps our issues are uncorrelated because I experience the same issue in X as well (and only for the iiimf input method). I tried ATOK on Ubuntu 18.04 and the situation is not improved or changed in the least. – LastStarDust Aug 20 '18 at 13:38

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