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Revision as of 04:06, 10 February 2010

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Translated "almost" verbatim from http://userbase.kde.org/Tutorials/Kimpanel_(zh_CN) .


"kimpanel" is a panel Plasmoid for various input methods with concurrent Plasma theme.


"kimpanel" is in the kdeplasma-addons part of the KDE SC 4.4(.x) release, so users need not build the Plasmoid on their own should package maintainers take up the reponsibility ("kimpanel" is hard to build anyway.).

  • Installing Dependencies for Kubuntu 9.10

sudo apt-get install subversion cmake

  • Installation Instructions for Kubuntu 9.10

svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdeplasma-addons/applets/kimpanel kimpanel

cd kimpanel/backend

Please edit CMakeList.txt so that scim is the intended default input method (backend)。

cd ..

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`

Note: If your KDE is from the official repository, then do the following:



sudo make install

After "sudo make install", place the "kimpanel" Plasmoid (likely "Input Method Panel") wherever you prefer.

  • Arch Linux users please check kimpanel-plasmoid-svn in AUR.
  • The package for Kubuntu 9.10 ships backends ONLY for scim and fcitx (NO support for ibus yet.).



Support for FCITX has been in trunk since r294. Users are encouraged to upgrade.

svn co http://fcitx.googlecode.com/svn/trunk fcitx

cd fcitx

./configure --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install



Install ibus as usual. Then run

ibus-daemon --panel=/home/user/kimpanel/backend/ibus/panel.py --xim

If your kimpanel is installed through your favourite package manager, then run

ibus-daemon --panel=/usr/lib/ibus/dbus/panel.py

Add the following to the exec line of your $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/autostart/foo.desktop :

ibus-daemon --panel=/home/user/kimpanel/backend/ibus/panel.py --xim .


ibus requires ibus-qt or ibus-qt4 to input special characters in KDE/Qt applications. (I doubt it --- there is XIM.)

If the "kimpanel" Plasmoid is absent, please check $QT_IM_MODULE and set that to ibus.


Suggestions for Input Method UIs

Install kimpanel on a Fedora 10 notebook

kimpanel + ibus

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