uim (short for "universal input method") is a multilingual input method framework. Applications can use it through so-called bridges.
Supported applications 
uim supports the X Window System legacy XIM (short for X Input Method) through the
uim-xim bridge. Many X applications are written in either GTK+ or Qt, which have their own modules dealing with input methods, and uim supports both of these with its GTK+ and Qt immodules.
uim has a bridge for the console (
uim-fep), Emacs (
uim.el), and Mac (MacUIM).
See also 
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