Struct gtk4::IMContext[][src]

pub struct IMContext(_);
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IMContext defines the interface for GTK input methods.

IMContext is used by GTK text input widgets like Text to map from key events to Unicode character strings.

By default, GTK uses a platform-dependent default input method. On Windows, the default implementation is IME-based and on Wayland, it is using the Wayland text protocol. The choice can be overridden programmatically via the property::Settings::gtk-im-module setting. Users may set the GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable to override the default.

Text widgets have a :im-module property (e.g. property::TextView::im-module) that may also be used to set input methods for specific widget instances. For instance, a certain entry widget might be expected to contain certain characters which would be easier to input with a specific input method.

An input method may consume multiple key events in sequence before finally outputting the composed result. This is called preediting, and an input method may provide feedback about this process by displaying the intermediate composition states as preedit text.

For instance, the built-in GTK input method IMContextSimple implements the input of arbitrary Unicode code points by holding down the <kbd>Control</kbd> and <kbd>Shift</kbd> keys and then typing <kbd>U</kbd> followed by the hexadecimal digits of the code point. When releasing the <kbd>Control</kbd> and <kbd>Shift</kbd> keys, preediting ends and the character is inserted as text. For example,

Ctrl+Shift+u 2 0 A C

results in the € sign.

Additional input methods can be made available for use by GTK widgets as loadable modules. An input method module is a small shared library which provides a GIOExtension for the extension point named “gtk-im-module”.

This is an Abstract Base Class, you cannot instantiate it.

Implements

IMContextExt, glib::ObjectExt, IMContextExtManual

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