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IME Troubleshooting

Review this information if you've configured Reflection X to use your local Input Method Editor (IME) and you're still unable to use your IME to enter text into the X client. For additional information, see Technical Information Document 7021822.

Logging XIM activity

Enable XIM logging and review the output log to determine if your X client is XIM-aware and to see if it is configured to use the Reflection X IME server.

To log XIM activity

  1. Under Session Definitions, select the session you have configured to use native IME support.

  2. In the Session Definition pane, expand Logging, then select Log XIM activity.

  3. Start your client and attempt to use the local input editor.

  4. Review the log information in the appropriate log file.

Platform-specific steps for configuring hosts to support use of your local IME

Use the following platform-specific steps to configure X clients to use the X input method (XIM), which is a requirement for configuring Reflection X to use your local IME.

Red Hat 5

The Red Hat 5 desktop is configured to use SCIM (Smart Common Input Method), and all GTK (GNOME Toolkit) applications use SCIM by default. To be able to use your local IME with these clients, you need to configure them to use the X Input method (XIM). You can configure clients to use XIM by using a context menu that allows you to change the input method, however the context menu is not available by default. Use the following procedure to enable and use this context menu.

To enable the context menu and configure a client to use the XIM server

  1. Start your session

  2. Execute the following command to enable the context menu.

    gconftool-2 --type bool --set '/desktop/gnome/interface/show_input_method_menu' true


    You need to execute this command only once for each user of the system; doing this will make the context menu available for subsequent sessions.

  3. Right-click in the client window.

  4. Select X input method from the context menu.


Select a supported language before you log on to your XDMCP session. Supported languages are: ja_JP.UTF-8, ja_JP.EUC-JP, ja_JP, C, en_US.UTF-8, ko_KR.UTF-8, ko_KR

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