[ESS] Lost tilde in Ubuntu upgrade (scim conflict?)

Jari Oksanen jarioksa at sun3.oulu.fi
Thu Apr 26 12:01:12 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-26 at 10:16 +0100, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> Jari Oksanen writes:

>  > I upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 7.04 and immediately lost tilde in emacs
>  > (and you cannot do R without tilde). I mean, the tilde is not
>  > difficult to use, but it is lost completely. What I know now is
>  > that if I remove support to Japanese and Russian languages, then I
>  > get tilde back. This means removing scim (multilanguage input
>  > system). Googling gives me thousands of hits, most of them off the
>  > mark, but some hint to the same scim-emacs conflict. However, I'd
>  > like to retain the support to input in some of these
>  > languages. Does anybody know how to solve this situation? Of
>  > course, R+ESS will beat Russian and Japanese anyday, and the
>  > languages can go if required by statistics.
> I've never used scim, so can't offer any personal experience.  BUT,
> what version of Emacs are you running?  Version 22 of Emacs is due out 
> in the next couple of weeks (hope that doesn't jinx it, but hopefully
> we are in the last pretest now...), and so if you can compile Emacs,
> you might to try wish to try it, perhaps using "--without-xim" in the
> ./configure step:
> http://groups.google.com/group/gnu.emacs.help/browse_frm/thread/ecf0a7f956d9f0cf/

Just to confirm this: The latest emacs source I found in
http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/pretest/ was 22.0.97, and compiling
that with ./configure --without-xim didn't correct the situation.

Happily, I still have a MacOS laptop, and there emacs (Aquamacs) and
languages with non-latin scripts can coexist. My Linux seems to be
getting unilingual, though. (And the worst, it will be English.)

cheers, jari

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