[kde-linux] What's "skim"?

Eike Lantzsch zp6cge at gmx.net
Thu Jul 5 14:02:12 UTC 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> There are some wonderful people on earth that make it possible to explain
> something so as to make sure no one understands.
> I've recently noticed that when I looked for kicker applets there was a
> "skim" applet proposed for installation. I wondered what it was. So  I
> googled a little and found that extraordinary piece of information:
> Description:
> skim is an input method platform based upon scim-lib under *NIX systems
> (including GNU/Linux and FreeBSD) systems optimized for KDE. It provides a
> GUI panel (named scim-panel-kde), a KConfig config module and SetupUIs for
> itself and scim-lib. It also has its own plugin systems which support
> on-demand loadable actions.
> When you've read this, you know *nothing* more about that stuff. Better
> even, I googled for "scim" and found just the same sort of useless
> definition.
> So: could anyone tell me where I can find an explanation as to what the
> hell this scim/skim is supposed to be used for? What's an "input method"?
> Thierry
Now seriously - hrrrm. I found this:


SCIM = Smart Chinese/Common Input Method platform

If you don't type Chinese/Japanese/Hangul then you might not need it.

Best regards, Eike

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