Redesigning Input-Method Launcher and Management System
A package maintainer of the openSUSE M17N project since 2011. Developing packages related to input methods (e.g., IBus and Mozc) and Japanese fonts. As a member of Japan openSUSE User Group, organizing meetups, having seminars at OSS events, and publishing Geeko Magazine. openSUSE.Asia Organization Committee (2014-). openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo Committee Chair.
Input methods allow us to input characters that cannot be written directly by keyboard. They are essential feature for people who use languages such as Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. openSUSE provides several input methods and such users can access to an input method relatively easily. However, openSUSE’s mechanism to launch and manage input methods is more than ten years old; now, it shows several limitations. For example, input methods do not follow DPI settings from the current desktop environment. Furthermore, there is no good GUI for switching to their favorite input method. It is also difficult to enable input methods under English environment. In this talk, I will propose a new input-method launcher and management system. The launcher part is called chameleon tongue. It supports modern desktop environments such as Plasma 5 and provides interfaces friendly with frontend applications. Then, we will discuss design of the new management frontend.
- 2015 December 6 - 11:45
- 30 min
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015