Slack doesn't support CJKV text input (IBus)

Currently Slack doesn’t support input CJKV text via IBus, I’ve submitted a ticket and is waiting for the response but still, want to have a forum topic here just in case anyone has the same issue.

Refer to the following for more technical info:


Still having issue with 3.3.8

% snap info slack       
name:      slack
summary:   Team communication for the 21st century.
publisher: Slack✓
license:   unset
description: |
  Caution: Slack for Linux is in beta. We’re still busy adding features and ironing out potential
  Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done,
  whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Check off your to-do list and move
  your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need
  together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work,
  whether you’re at your desk or on the go.
  Scientifically proven (or at least rumored) to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and
  more productive. We hope you’ll give Slack a try.
  Stop by and learn more at:
  - slack
snap-id:      JUJH91Ved74jd4ZgJCpzMBtYbPOzTlsD
tracking:     stable
refresh-date: 6 days ago, at 11:07 CST
  stable:    3.3.8 2019-03-12 (12) 151MB classic
  candidate: ↑                           
  beta:      ↑                           
  edge:      3.3.1 2018-08-31  (8) 148MB classic
installed:   3.3.8            (12) 151MB classic

Filed another support ticket #2143871

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The one I filed: #1971157

slack 3.4.0 doesn’t work too.

Please also considering to add fcitx (input method framework) support.

Thanks a lot



On Slack 4.0.1, this problem still exist, please consider add CJKV language support.



Same here, can’t type any Korean in slack, Ubuntu 18.04.
both IBUS, fcitx didn’t work, only uim worked.

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Having the same issue on Xubuntu 19.04.
How is this still not fixed a year and a half later (first reported in March '18)?

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@iamswain @sleet01 @raywang

The Slack snap is maintained by the Slack developers themselves, so there is not much we can do except ask them to fix it.

Just to make sure; can you install the mattermost-desktop snap and see if the CJKV text input is supported there? And what about the gnome-logs and the chromium snap?


Understood, although I’m not sure where else we can report Slack snap bugs.

Here are my results on Xubuntu 19.04:
mattermost-desktop 4.2.3: works fine.
gnome-logs 3.34.0: does work after typing an ASCII character in the search box first.
chromium 77.0.3865.120: works fine.

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Great, thanks for checking this out. This implies that it’s not a snap/snapcraft bug, simply a bug in the Slack snap itself.

The Slack snap has a contact url you should be able to use to report this to them.

I can use input method in chromium snap

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Please simply remove the sanpcraft version Slack, and install the deb version. I just solved the problem by re-installing a deb version. also.

I know, but the problem has not been solved.