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== IBus ==
 
== IBus ==
ibus now supports xkb layouts and switching and users can add xkb layouts in addition to input method engines in the ibus context menu.
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ibus now supports X keyboard layouts and switching between them and/or input methods.
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X keyboard layouts can be added to the ibus context menu in addition to input method engines.
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This puts keyboard layouts and input methods on the same level for ibus users.
  
The ibus trigger shortcut, by default Control + Space, now toggles to the last previously used input method instead of switching on and off an ibus engine.
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The ibus trigger shortcut, by default Control+Space, now toggles to the previously used input method instead of switching ibus on and off.
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The off-state is replaced by the default keyboard layout.
 
The new behaviour is similar to how MacOS and ChromiumOS behave with respect to input method switching.
 
The new behaviour is similar to how MacOS and ChromiumOS behave with respect to input method switching.
ibus can show the keymaps and input methods in the same layer. So we won't provide the IM engine off state in the new ibus structure.
 
 
 
There is a configuration option in ibus-setup to switch back to the previous Control+Space behaviour for those who prefer it.
 
There is a configuration option in ibus-setup to switch back to the previous Control+Space behaviour for those who prefer it.
 
However this may be removed in the future: feedback on the new default behaviour is welcome.
 
However this may be removed in the future: feedback on the new default behaviour is welcome.
  
Other trigger shortcut bindings specific to certain countries have been moved to the appropriate input method engine's configuration, and ibus provides Control+Space only by default now.
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Other trigger shortcut bindings specific to certain countries have been moved to the appropriate input method engine's configuration: only Control+Space is provided by default as a shortcut now.
E.g. Hangul key is now only for Hangul engines, and Zenkaku_Hankaku is available for the Japanese engines only.
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E.g. the Hangul key is now only defined for Korean engines, and Zenkaku_Hankaku is available only for Japanese engines only.
  
ibus-gnome3 can now provide the shell-themed icon, menu and IM lookup window instead of gtk-themed status icon. ibus-gnome3 also can show the text icon for each engine instead of image icon. Basically we'd think language ASCII prefixes (e.g. 'us', 'fr', 'de') for keymaps and multi-byte prefixes (e.g. '中', 'あ') for input methods.<br />
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The ibus-gnome3 gnome-shell extension provides a gnome-shell indicator icon with menu and input method candidate window instead of usual gtk versions. The indicator uses text symbols to show the current input method or keyboard layout of image icons. Keyboard layouts are displayed as letter country codes (e.g. 'us', 'fr', 'de', etc) and native characters (like '中', 'あ') are used for input methods.
ibus-gnome3 is provided by ibus side for Fedora 16 as the intermitted solution. Our goal is to integrate the same feature in gnome-shell upstream but the current target is the time frame of Fedora 17 due to the development cycle.<br />
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ibus-gnome3 is provided in a ibus subpackage as a technology preview for Fedora 16. The plan is to integrate it into gnome-shell itself in a future release upstream hopefully in time for Fedora 17.  ibus-gnome3 can be enabled using the Shell Extensions in 'gnome-tweak-tool'. See also [[Features/GnomeInputIntegration]].
See also [[Features/GnomeInputIntegration]].
 
  
ibus can now provides XIM feature in both GTK, QT and X11 applications. Currently the default XIM is the US mode and also cedilla mode only if the language is pt-br.
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ibus has some support now for X compose keys (as provided by libX11 XIM) in a unified way for all GTK, QT and X11 applications. Currently support is available for US International mode (FIXME: check) and also cedilla mode if the desktop locale is Brazilian Portuguese.
  
ibus now allows engines to define XKB options.  For example, when a user enables Indic engines provided by ibus-m17n, Alt_R will be automatically mapped to AltGr.  Then the user switches to ibus-anthy, AltGr will be unmapped.
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ibus engines can now define XKB options.  For example, when a user enables Indic engines provided by ibus-m17n, Alt_R will be automatically mapped to AltGr; if the user then switches back to ibus-anthy, AltGr will be unmapped again.
 
   
 
   
eekboard on-screen keyboard can now be activated through IBus, in addition to desktop accessibility.  See [https://fedorahosted.org/eekboard/wiki/TabletGuide setup instruction for tablet PC].
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The eekboard on-screen keyboard can now be activated through IBus, in addition to desktop accessibility.  See [https://fedorahosted.org/eekboard/wiki/TabletGuide setup instruction for tablet PC].
  
ibus-gucharmap provides new Unicode input method, which supports in-place character-map view, character search based on Unicode names, and easy navigation with various keyboard shortcuts.
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ibus-gucharmap is a new input method engine providing Unicode input method, which supports in-place character-map view, character search based on Unicode names, and easy navigation with various keyboard shortcuts.
  
* ITB has Tamil support added.
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Tamil support has been added to Indic Typing Booster predictive text input method and supports Tamil-99 and Inscript layouts.
** Tamil typing booster is predictive text input method and supports Tamil-99 and Inscript layout.
 
  
 
== Fonts ==
 
== Fonts ==
 
 
Fedora now includes font for Nastaleeq script,  one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy.
 
Fedora now includes font for Nastaleeq script,  one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy.
  
Improved Arabic script support for Urdu language by adding following new font packages.
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Arabic script support for the Urdu language has been improved by adding following new font packages:
 
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nafees-naskh-fonts, nafees-nastaleeq-fonts, nafees-tehreer-naskh-fonts, nafees-riqa-fonts, and nafees-pakistani-naskh-fonts.
* nafees-naskh-fonts
 
* nafees-nastaleeq-fonts
 
* nafees-tehreer-naskh-fonts
 
* nafees-riqa-fonts
 
* nafees-pakistani-naskh-fonts
 
  
Anaconda now uses wqy-microhei-fonts for Chinese when installing, to improve font displays for Simplified Chinese locale.
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The WQY Microhei font is now used by default for ChineseChinese users requiring more fonts support can install them
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by yum groupinstall of 'simplified-chinese-support' or 'traditional-chinese-support'.
  
 
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IBus

ibus now supports X keyboard layouts and switching between them and/or input methods. X keyboard layouts can be added to the ibus context menu in addition to input method engines. This puts keyboard layouts and input methods on the same level for ibus users.

The ibus trigger shortcut, by default Control+Space, now toggles to the previously used input method instead of switching ibus on and off. The off-state is replaced by the default keyboard layout. The new behaviour is similar to how MacOS and ChromiumOS behave with respect to input method switching. There is a configuration option in ibus-setup to switch back to the previous Control+Space behaviour for those who prefer it. However this may be removed in the future: feedback on the new default behaviour is welcome.

Other trigger shortcut bindings specific to certain countries have been moved to the appropriate input method engine's configuration: only Control+Space is provided by default as a shortcut now. E.g. the Hangul key is now only defined for Korean engines, and Zenkaku_Hankaku is available only for Japanese engines only.

The ibus-gnome3 gnome-shell extension provides a gnome-shell indicator icon with menu and input method candidate window instead of usual gtk versions. The indicator uses text symbols to show the current input method or keyboard layout of image icons. Keyboard layouts are displayed as letter country codes (e.g. 'us', 'fr', 'de', etc) and native characters (like '中', 'あ') are used for input methods. ibus-gnome3 is provided in a ibus subpackage as a technology preview for Fedora 16. The plan is to integrate it into gnome-shell itself in a future release upstream hopefully in time for Fedora 17. ibus-gnome3 can be enabled using the Shell Extensions in 'gnome-tweak-tool'. See also Features/GnomeInputIntegration.

ibus has some support now for X compose keys (as provided by libX11 XIM) in a unified way for all GTK, QT and X11 applications. Currently support is available for US International mode (FIXME: check) and also cedilla mode if the desktop locale is Brazilian Portuguese.

ibus engines can now define XKB options. For example, when a user enables Indic engines provided by ibus-m17n, Alt_R will be automatically mapped to AltGr; if the user then switches back to ibus-anthy, AltGr will be unmapped again.

The eekboard on-screen keyboard can now be activated through IBus, in addition to desktop accessibility. See setup instruction for tablet PC.

ibus-gucharmap is a new input method engine providing Unicode input method, which supports in-place character-map view, character search based on Unicode names, and easy navigation with various keyboard shortcuts.

Tamil support has been added to Indic Typing Booster predictive text input method and supports Tamil-99 and Inscript layouts.

Fonts

Fedora now includes font for Nastaleeq script, one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy.

Arabic script support for the Urdu language has been improved by adding following new font packages: nafees-naskh-fonts, nafees-nastaleeq-fonts, nafees-tehreer-naskh-fonts, nafees-riqa-fonts, and nafees-pakistani-naskh-fonts.

The WQY Microhei font is now used by default for Chinese. Chinese users requiring more fonts support can install them by yum groupinstall of 'simplified-chinese-support' or 'traditional-chinese-support'.