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X Input Method

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The X Input Method (or XIM) was the original input method framework for the X Window System.[1]

It predates IBus, Fcitx, SCIM, uim and IIIMF. The specification[2] is published most recently in 1994 by (and copyright held by) the X Consortium. Although rarely used today, XIM is historically notable and has been supported in the enterprise products of IBM[3] and Oracle.[4]


  1. ^ Nye, Adrian (June 1994). XLIB Programming Manual. O'Reilly. ISBN 9780596806187.
  2. ^ "XIM specification". Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  3. ^ IBM Knowledge Center: X Input Method (XIM) and Input Method Editors (IME) and encodings
  4. ^ Oracle Asian Application Developer's Guide: Overview of the X Window System Input Method (XIM)