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Initial releaseAugust 26, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-08-26)
Stable release
1.8.9 / August 18, 2022; 21 months ago (2022-08-18)[1]
TypeInput method
LicenseBSD license

uim (short for "universal input method") is a multilingual input method framework. Applications can use it through so-called bridges.

Supported applications

uim supports the X Window System legacy XIM (short for X Input Method) through the uim-xim bridge. Many X applications are written in either GTK+ or Qt, which have their own modules dealing with input methods, and uim supports both of these with its GTK+ and Qt immodules.

uim has a bridge for the console (uim-fep), Emacs (uim.el), and macOS (MacUIM).

See also


  1. ^ "Releases - uim/uim". GitHub. Retrieved 2022-11-06.