gtk-query-immodules-2.0 - create a cache file used by GTK+ to efficiently locate input method modules
gtk-query-immodules-2.0 [immodule] [immodule...]
gtk-query-immodules-2.0 searches for input method (IM) modules for GTK+ and and writes information about them to stdout. If the output is redirected to /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules, then this will cause the GTK+ library to use these modules by default. This program is typically used by developers who are packaging GTK+ software that adds additional modules. /para>
IM modules can be selected by right-clicking on input fields when running GTK+ programs. An input method is a software component that converts key presses into text input that cannot be typed directly. Input methods are normally used to input text for languages that have more characters than can fit on a standard keyboard. Input methods are commonly used for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean text but are also used for other languages such as Thai and Hindi.
If any modules are specified on the command line, gtk-query-immodules-2.0 only looks at those particular files. If no modules are specified on the command line, gtk-query-immodules-2.0 scans the users GTK_PATH environment variable and looks at all IM modules that are specified there.
When run, gtk-query-immodules-2.0 creates context information for each module. Each module has one or more contexts. If no IM modules are specified on the command line, the scanned paths are included as a comment in the output.
The following operands are supported:
immodule Specify the pathname to an IM module. This can be a full pathname, or relative to the current working directory.
Example 1: Installing a new Input Method module myimmodule.so
example% gtk_version=pkg-config --variable=gtk_binary_version gtk-2.0
example% cp myimmodule.so /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/$gtk_version/immodules
example% gtk-query-immodules-2.0 > /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of gtk-query-immodules-2.0:
GTK_PATH Specifies directories to prepend to the input method module path.
GTK_IM_MODULE Specifies what IM modules to use, in preference to the IM module determined from the locale
GTK_IM_MODULE_FILE Specifies the file that lists the IM modules to load. This environment variable overrides the im_module_file specified in the RC files, which in turn overrides the default value in the system gtk.immodules file.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Application exited successfully
>0 Application exited with failure
The following files are used by this application:
The command-line executable for the application.
Default location of IM modules.
The GTK+ input method modules file.
Location of developer documentation
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWgnome-base-libs-devel Interface stability Committed
gdk-pixbuf-csource(1), gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders(1), glib-genmarshal(1), glib-gettextize(1), glib-mkenums(1), gobject-query(1), gtk-update-icon-cache(1), libgtk-x11-2.0(3)
Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006.
|SunOS 5.11||gtk-query-immodules-2.0 (1)||2 Apr 2003|