Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Sat Nov 13 18:01:30 UTC 2010

Le jeudi 11 novembre 2010 à 21:05 -0500, Ding Yi Chen a écrit :

> Well, actually input methods can do that. :-)
> They know exactly what language you are typing, and some do basic 
> spelling check in the language they support.

Sorry, but no. Appart from the well known stability problems, which
means input methods are not enabled by default for most users, and badly
integrated into apps, input methods *still* confuse input system and
langage, and assume that you need a qwerty layout to type English.

I despair of making *nix input people understand that LANGAGE ≠ INPUT

Please stop trying to derive one from the other, they are *distinct* and
one can (and often does) use a non-english layout to type English. It's
about as smart as trying to find German people in Europe by searching
for Volkswagen cars. Sometimes it will be right, most often it will be
terribly wrong.

Nicolas Mailhot

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