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uim-fep is the bridge for inputting text on console applications.

From README

uim-fep is a FEP (Front End Processer).

How to USE

Set the environment variable LANG. You can use also LC_ALL or LC_CTYPE.

Ex.1 example using sh

$ LANG=ja_JP.eucjp ; export LANG

Ex.2 example using csh

% setenv LANG ja_JP.utf8

and exec uim-fep.

$ uim-fep

If you want yo know the key binds, see the manual of uim.

Environment variables

  • TERM

    Set the terminal name in terminfo/termcap. You must set this variable correctly otherwise fail to use uim-fep.

  • SHELL

    Set the program name after uim-fep execed. You can specify both relative path and absolute path.

  • UIM_FEP

    Set the name of conversion engine. E.G. anthy, skk, ...

  • LC_ALL LC_CTYPE LANG

    Detecting the language and encoding in accordance with this order.

  • TMP

    The directory to put socket which is for communicating with uim-fep-tick. If this variable not defined, /tmp will be used.

  • WINDOW

    This is shown when you use backtick

  • UIM_FEP_PID

    PID (Process ID) of uim-fep.

  • UIM_FEP_GETMODE

    The file where the mode of uim-fep is written

  • UIM_FEP_SETMODE

    If you write the mode to this file, uim-fep's mode will change.

    $ echo 0 > $UIM_FEP_SETMODE

  • LIBUIM_USER_SCM_FILE

    Set the path of the uim's configuration file. In default, uim-fep uses ~/.uim

Options

Options are given priority over environment variables if conflicted.

  • -u [skk/anthy/canna/tcode/tutcode/prime]

    You can set conversion engine name.

  • -s [lastline/backtick/none]

    Set the location where status line is displayed Also you can use abbreviated opsions -sl, -sb, -sn.

  • -b <file>

    Set the socket path which is used by backtik. When you set relative path, its base path is $TMP or /tmp

  • -w <num>

    Width of status line. This variable is used if it's in from 1 to width of terminal.

  • -t <seconds>

    When you are using rsh, you may not use some keys such as "F1", "up", "<Alt>a". This problem is caused because escape-sequence doesn't be committed at once. You can solve this problem by setting the waiting time after inputting escape. In default, waiting time is zero second.

    Example: Set the waiting time 0.1 second

    $ uim-fep -t 0.1

  • -e command arg1 arg2 ...

    Specify the command to run.

  • -h This option show help messages.

  • -v This option show version.

How to use backtick

First, put your uim-fep-tick to the directory in the PATH list. Second, in ~/.screenrc, write down following lines,

backtick 0 0 0 uim-fep-tick
hardstatus alwayslastline "%0`"

last, exec uim-fep in the window of screen with -s option,

$ uim-fep -s backtick
  • Options of uim-fep-tick
    • -s <file>

      You can specify the socket path. When you set relative path, its base path is $TMP or /tmp

    • -h Display the help message

    • -v Display the version info of uim-fep

  • You can run uim-fep by the multiple windows in screen
  • uim-fep-tick is executed by screen, environment variables of screen is taken over.

Misc

  • If you want to use Alt key, you should setup like follows.

    If you use mlterm, please add the following line to ~/.mlterm/main

mod_meta_mode=esc

If you use kterm, please add the following line to~/.Xresource or ~/.Xdefaults

KTerm*EightBitInput: false
  • Some terminals accept "<Alt>F1", "<Alt>right" correctly

  • You cannot input "shift-space"

  • cannot input "<Control>L" of prime-wide-latin-key?

  • You cannot input "shift-backspace"

  • If you set nr-candidate-max to 0, you can indicate many candidate at one time.

    Examples:

    (define skk-nr-candidate-max 0)
    (define anthy-nr-candidate-max 0)
    (define prime-nr-candidate-max 0)
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