Awesome, thank you very much!
It seems that the snaps that uses the gnome-platform content snap cannot load the IM module:
Cannot load module /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-fcitx.so: GModule (/snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-fcitx.so) initialization check failed: GLib version too old (micro mismatch) /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-fcitx.so does not export GTK+ IM module API: GModule (/snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-fcitx.so) initialization check failed: GLib version too old (micro mismatch) Cannot load module /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-ibus.so: /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-ibus.so: undefined symbol: ibus_input_context_set_cursor_location_relative /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-ibus.so does not export GTK+ IM module API: /snap/gtk3-demo/x1/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules/im-ibus.so: undefined symbol: ibus_input_context_set_cursor_location_relative
fcitx+snap still not working on mine.
Has this issue been fixed yet?
It really depends on the snap you’re using, currently the supporting code is available, but (a) the snap you’re using hasn’t included it yet (b) the technology your snap is using isn’t compatible with the supporting code.
LIbreoffice cannot handle CJK input unfortunately.
snap 184.108.40.206+18.04 snapd 220.127.116.11+18.04 series 16 ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.18.0-13-generic
@oSoMoN, any chance LIbreoffice will be able to handle CJK through fcitx soon?
I unable to reproduce this problem
$ snap version snap 18.104.22.168+18.04 snapd 22.214.171.124+18.04 series 16 ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.15.0-44-generic
Have you installed the Gtk3 frontend of Fcitx?
$ LANG=C apt search fcitx-frontend-gtk3 Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done fcitx-frontend-gtk3/bionic,now 1:126.96.36.199-1 amd64 [installed] Flexible Input Method Framework - GTK+ 3 IM Module frontend
to be specific I’m using fcitx + mozc.
Still, cannot type in Japanese in LO writer
$ dpkg --get-selections |grep ^fcitx fcitx install fcitx-bin install fcitx-config-common install fcitx-config-gtk install fcitx-data install fcitx-frontend-all install fcitx-frontend-gtk2 install fcitx-frontend-gtk3 install fcitx-frontend-qt4 install fcitx-frontend-qt5:amd64 install fcitx-module-dbus install fcitx-module-kimpanel install fcitx-module-lua install fcitx-module-x11 install fcitx-modules install fcitx-mozc:amd64 install fcitx-ui-classic install
Ubuntu 19.04, fcitx doesn’t work on snap app, slack.
I can’t input Chinese to slack, that’s very frustrating, maybe slack deb works?
Ubuntu 19.04, fcitx doesn’t work on snap app, slack.
It needs to be fixed in the slack app, some users including me have filed support tickets. Please see
It’s great to see you again, and big thanks for the help
Aside from ibus, fcitx also has a huge user space and being worth to be considered.
Hi @v1kn, I’ve just tested fcitx + mozc on the latest libreoffice-188.8.131.52-snap1, and looks to be working now. Can you confirm?
On Slack 4.0.1, fcitx doesn’t work, it seems like this problem is lasting so long time.
did you contact slack ? they are the ones packaging it so they are also the ones you need to notify (i’m not sure anyone from slack reads this forum)
Thanks a lot for the reply, however, all the snap apps are having this issues.
For example, I can’t not launch the Input Method in Slack snap app, Chrome snap app and so on.
It seems this is a general snap problem
while this might be true, note that snap (unlike i.e. flatpack which is a desktop-only-app-delivery mechanism) is actually a packaging format that also supports cli, kernel, bootloader, server, you-name-it packages. so is is fully in the hand of the packagers to include either input methods in the snap, like @chihchun said above already and like @marcustomlinson has done for libreoffice …
one could argue that the desktop helpers should perhaps ship them by default, but then, it isnt really a requirement to use the desktop helpers either, you can always use your own method to bring any desktop support into your snap.
A quick check on the slack snap shows there are XIM and ibus immodules but no fcitx immodule. This really need the slack snap to be fixed.
Thank you for the reply.
It’s been a while (Nov, last year) that was asking for slack fcitx support in @chihchun thread. it seems like no one pay attention to it.
I’m a bit confused. Based on your comment, is it fair to say having an input method framework support should be done in every snap package?
Nice to see you here!
For chromium, slack and Electronic-Wechat, these snap apps, I’m having same issue that I can’t launch fcitx and inputting non-Chinese characters.
Do I need to ask fcitx support with each snap app?
Thanks a lot
Due to how snap is architected, each snap has to include the libraries that it needs, and input method is one of them.
Another quick check on electronic-wechat, there is no immodule for gtk3 but only gtk2:
$ find /snap/electronic-wechat/ -name im-fcitx.so /snap/electronic-wechat/7/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-fcitx.so
Not sure if this is the reason why you can’t use fcitx or caused by other reasons, I don’t have time to look deeper.
Gnome apps such as gedit makes use of the gnome runtime snap and connect to it through content interface, like this:
So gedit doesn’t include IM libraries and just rely on the gnome runtimes such as gnome-3-28-1804.
I think desktop app snap developers should be made more well aware of these pitfalls.
Thank you Anthony,
Now I’m clear about it. I’ll try to ping slack thread and other snap app if necessary.
Thank you so much for helping me understand this.